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MCA wants Vengsarkar as ‘mentor’ for Mumbai Ranji team | Cricket News – Times of India


MUMBAI: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is eager to have former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar as the ‘mentor’ for its Ranji Trophy team within the upcoming season, which begins in January.
The transfer comes after home giants Mumbai carried out miserably in each the white-ball tournaments — Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy — below Amol Muzumdar.
The a number of-time Ranji champions have been knocked out of the league levels of each the tournaments.
The concept to make the 65-12 months-previous Vengsarkar, a stalwart of 116 Tests and a former MCA workplace-bearer, was floated by the cricket physique’s treasurer, Jagdish Achrekar.
In an electronic mail to MCA president Vijay Patil, Achrekar wrote, “I refer to my mail dated 13th December to call an urgent Apex Council meeting to discuss the performances of various Mumbai teams, more particularly the senior men’s team.”
“As no response has emerged so far, I request you to give a thought to appoint a mentor to boost the morale of our senior men’s team. I may suggest that we have renowned players like Dilip Vengsarkar sir, Balwinder Singh Sandhu sir, Milind Rege sir & Raju Kulkarni sir, who may come forward to help Mumbai cricket in this period of crisis,” Achrekar wrote within the mail, a duplicate of which is in possession of PTI.
Subsequently, the matter was mentioned within the MCA assembly held right here on Tuesday.
“After the initial apex council meeting, Dr Patil spoke to Vengsarkar and requested him to become the Ranji team’s mentor,” a senior MCA official, who’s within the know of the developments, instructed PTI on Wednesday.
Vengsarkar has a watch for expertise and has been the previous chairman of nationwide selectors.
Right now, the Mumbai team is coached by home stalwart Muzumdar and for the Ranji Trophy, they’re clubbed in Elite Group C together with Karnataka, Delhi, Hyderabad, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra and can play their league stage matches in Kolkata.





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