Saba Karim joins Delhi Capitals as head of talent search
New Delhi, May 2 (UNI) IPL franchise Delhi Capitals on Sunday appointed former India wicket-keeper-batsman Syed Saba Karim as the team’s head of talent search.
Karim, who represented India in 1 Test and 34 ODIs, has been a national selector in the past. Up until recently, he held the position of General Manager – Cricket Operations with the BCCI.
Speaking about joining as talent scout, Karim said, ‘I am very excited to begin my role as Talent Scout for the Delhi Capitals.
‘The IPL has, over the years, unearthed so much talent, and continues to produce world class action. Delhi Capitals is an exciting team to work with, and I am looking forward to help them grow further,’ he added.
The 53-year-old Karim also commended the players who are away from their families in times of COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Firstly, I would like to commend the incredible courage shown by the players during this year’s IPL,’ said Karim. ‘It’s not easy for anyone to stay away from their loved ones at this very difficult time. Yet they have stuck around, and continued playing the tournament, for which they deserve plenty of credit,’ he added.
Karim represented Bihar and Bengal in domestic cricket and has over 7000 runs, 243 catches, and 55 stumpings to his name.