The BCCI has invited applications for the post of general manager - game development, one that has been vacant since Ratnakar Shetty's retirement in March 2018. The advertisement for the role follows Saba Karim's resignation as the board's general manager.

Karim is the fourth managerial officer of the BCCI - after Rahul Johri (CEO), Santosh Rangnekar (CFO) and Tufan Ghosh (NCA COO) - to quit since the new administration, led by president Sourav Ganguly, took charge last October. The BCCI has, however, not invited applications for any of those posts yet, with Hemang Amin, the IPL COO, filling in as the interim CEO.

Applicants for the new role can send in their resumes until 6pm IST on August 7. Post that, the BCCI will shortlist applications and conduct interviews either in person or via video conference.

As per the BCCI, the person who is appointed will be "supporting the CEO to deliver on BCCI's vision and strategy" and determine and monitor the "compliance of match playing regulations, standards of venues, and administration of the Domestic Tours Program", among other responsibilities.

Meanwhile, uncertainty looms over the future of Ganguly and BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who are due to serve cooling-off periods. But the board has twice filed pleas in the Supreme Court for several amendments to the constitution, which, if approved, will extend Ganguly and Shah's tenures. The Supreme Court has "tentatively" listed the hearing for August 17.

17.30GMT The article has been amended to reflect Ratnakar Shetty as the previous GM, game development, not Saba Karim as the article earlier implied