BCCI GM Saba Karim and Abhay Sharma will visit Maldives

NEW DELHI: The Indian Cricket Board Will Send Its Maximum Official Saba Karim And India A Fielding Coach Abhay Sharma In A Brief Visit To Maldives At The End Of This Month To Make A Balance Of The Game In The Small Island Nation.

BCCI 's Plan To Send A Team To The South Asian Country Was Set In Motion After Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Attended An IPL Game In Bengaluru Last Month.

It Is Not A Surprise That The Indian Government Has Performed An Important Role In The Organization Of The Visit Of Karim, General Director (Cricket Operations) And Sharma. It's Not New To Him BCCI To Help Emerging Cricketing Nations And Also India's Traditional Allies Like Maldives, Having Supported Afghanistan And Nepal In The Past.

Afghanistan, Who Have Now Become Established Cricketing Nation, Even Have A Home Ground In Dehradun, India.

" The Government Asked Us To Help Maldives Cricket And We Are Happy To Do That. The Officials Will Go There And See How Best We Can Contribute To The Game's Growth In That Country," A BCCI Official Told PTI On Friday.

On The Sidelines Of An IPL Game In Bengaluru When Solih Was Presented Jerseys By India's Cricketing Icons Virat Kohli And M S Dhoni, IPL COO Hemang Amin And Karim Gave A Presentation To The Entire Maldives Contingent.

Both Karim And Sharma Are Expected To Fly To Male Later This Week.

When Contacted, Sharma, Who Is Also India's Wicket-keeping Coach, Said He Is Still To Get The Full Details Of The Trip.

The Game In The Country Is Governed By The Cricket Board Of Maldives, Which Became A Member Of The Asian Cricket Council In 1998 And Is An Affiliate Of The International Cricket Council In 1998.