Only three days after ex-Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar, in a meeting to TOI, reprimanded the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). He reprimanded MCA for deferring the appointment of mentors and selectors for the expected season. The affiliation has at long last taken care of business.
Vengsarkar had been grave of the MCA. It is after the Mumbai team has passed up the opportunity to select ex-players and mentors. They missed the chance to select the likes of Chandrakant Pandit and Wasim Jaffer for the lead coach’s post. Numerous domestic teams have just delegated their mentors and selectors for the following season.
On Saturday, both the MCA secretaries, Sanjay Naik and Shahalam Shaikh (jt secretary) composed a letter. A duplicate is with TOI. The letter is in the interest of the Apex Council to all the 365-odd individuals from the association. It is about approaching them to agree to choose the ad hoc Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC). This will name mentors and selectors for the coming season.
The part of letter mentioned here
They began the letter by saying. “As per registered constitution of the association, appointment of CIC is required to be done at Annual General Meeting (AGM). However, due to the current restrictions on gatherings, it’s not possible to hold the AGM at this stage.”
“However, the Apex Council needs to plan the cricketing season in accordance with the government’s directives. And hence it’s paramount to appoint an ad hoc CIC till the AGM takes place. The Apex Council would like to obtain your consent through this letter to authorise it to appoint an ad-hoc CIC until the AGM. The Apex Council would like to request you to send your consent in writing on e-mail (email@example.com) on or before 10th July in order to appoint such an ad-hoc committee. In case we do not receive any reply from the members, it will be presumed that you’ve granted your consent to the Apex Council to appoint an ad hoc CIC,” concludes the letter.
Not long ago, it has emerged that Jaffer had chosen to take up the proposal of the lead coach of Uttarakhand. The domestic legend, who played 31 Tests and two ODIs. He was a part of a few Ranji Trophy triumphs for Mumbai in his epic career. Also, he had clarified that he would have fairly wanted to mentor Mumbai. However, he has never drawn closer to the activity by MCA. Prior, Pandit snapped up by Madhya Pradesh.
The names of previous India cricketers Lalchand Rajput, Raju Kulkarni and Sameer Dighe are expected as a contender for CIC.