Gavaskar to attend MCA meeting on September 16

Updated: 22 August 2009 15:39 IST

Sunil Gavaskar would chair the first meeting of the newly constituted Cricket Improvement Committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on September 16

Gavaskar to attend MCA meeting on September 16

Mumbai:

Sunil Gavaskar would chair the first meeting of the newly constituted Cricket Improvement Committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) here on September 16.

The meeting comes in the wake of Mumbai captain Amol Muzumdar's decision to play for Assam in the upcoming domestic cricket season.

Mazumdar is one the verge of becoming the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy as he is just 31 runs short of the record.

Mazumdar broke on the national scene in February 1994 with a double century (260) on debut against Haryana.

"Mr Gavaskar has asked that the meeting of the CIC be convened on September 16 afternoon," Hemant Waingankar, MCA Joint Secretary, said.

Gavaskar has not held any post in the MCA after serving it for a brief period in the early 1990s as a co-opted member of the managing committee.

Waingankar said the new senior and junior selection committees and the coaches for different Mumbai outfits would be chosen at the meeting.

Asked about the decision of Muzumdar, Waingankar said over the years a number of people have left the 38-time Ranji winners ranks and played for other state units and a few had even returned to play for the oft-crowned national champions.

"Why only Muzumdar, Kshemal (Waingankar) and Wilkin Mota too have written to us that they are going to play for others," he pointed out.

Waingankar, a promising medium pacer, got very few chances to break into the Mumbai ranks and has opted to play for Goa this season while all rounder Mota will turn out for Tripura.

Seasoned leg-spinner and former Mumbai captain Sairaj Bahutule is also tipped to play for Assam, but the MCA official insisted that no formal letter has been received by the MCA from the concerned player.

"Thus far we have not got any letter from Sairaj that he wants to play for another team," he said.



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