MCA wants its own boys-Gavaskar, Rajput and Dighe in panel to appoint coaches

“MCA will request the three former greats to come on board and help the association to find coaches. They can conduct interviews of coaches online. Gavaskar, Rajput and Dighe have vast experience and MCA wants to use their expertise,” an MCA official said.


The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) wants to appoint three of its former players as an ad-hoc improvement committee that will appoint coaches for the forthcoming season. This includes Sunil Gavaskar, Lalchand Rajput and Sameer Dighe.

Sources in the MCA informed that the association will go ahead with its plan to appoint coaches for the season once they receive their consent.

“MCA will request the three former greats to come on board and help the association to find coaches. They can conduct interviews of coaches online. Gavaskar, Rajput and Dighe have vast experience and MCA wants to use their expertise,” an MCA official said.

 

MCA earlier faced flack from Dilip Vengsarkar for failing to avail the services of their former cricketers like Wasim Jaffer and Chandrakant Pandit in coaching capacities.

Last week, MCA sent letters to all its voters asking them to authorize the association to appoint the ad-hoc cricket improvement committee.

In a letter sent to all associations, MCA secretary Sanjay Naik and joint secretary Shahalam Shaikh wrote, “However, the Apex Council needs to plan the cricketing season in accordance with the government’s directives and hence it is paramount to appoint an ad-hoc cricket improvement committee till the Annual General meeting takes place. The Apex Council would like to obtain your consent to this letter to authorize the Apex Council to appoint an ad-hoc cricket improvement committee until the AGM.”

The MCA Apex Council has requested members to send their consent before July 10 and if any members don’t reply, MCA will presume that the said member has granted consent.