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48 groundsmen to get a lakh each from Mumbai Cricket Association

Forty eight groundsmen will be rewarded rupees one lakh each by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for their efforts during the Indian Premier League (IPL). The decision on the proposal is likely to get a green signal in MCA’s Apex Council meeting . The three venues – MCA-Wankhede Stadium, MCA-BKC ground and DY Patil Stadium has been home for ten IPL teams for two months. While the two stadiums – Wankhede and DY Patil hosted IPL league games, the MCA-BKC was a practice ground for four teams on a daily basis. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 MCA felt that the hard-work done by groundsmen throughout the summer needed a special reward. Many groundsmen worked overnight shifts to prepare practice and match pitches. The M...
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Garware Club House wants no. of matches at Wankhede reduced

The Garware Club House, which is inside the premises of the Wankhede Stadium, has written to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vijay Patil with a request to ‘curtail’ the number of IPL matches at the venue citing losses to the club. The Wankhede Stadium is scheduled to host 20 IPL matches with the last game on May 22 between Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. “Due to the IPL Matches, a lot of restrictions are imposed by Police authorities for entry of the Members and other bona fide visitors, vendors to the Club House. This time, the number of matches has been increased from five/six to 21. There is also a likelihood of shifting matches to be played at Pune to Wankhede Stadium. It means our members will be put to a lot of inconvenience and greater financial loss to the Clu...
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Shams Mulani helps Mumbai U-25 lift Col CK Nayudu Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Left-arm spinner Shams Mulani snared seven wickets and helped Mumbai U-25 win the Col CK Nayudu Trophy by thrashing Vidarbha by 75 runs on Wednesday. Mulani returned with fine figures of 7/50 in the second essay as they bundled out Vidarbha, who were in pursuit of 196, for 121. In the first innings, Mumbai had posted a mammoth 468 and then Vidarbha had scored 385. Mumbai were bowled out for 113 in the second innings, but thanks to Mulani, who spun his web around the opposition batters, the domestic heavyweights emerged victorious. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) congratulated the team. "The Mumbai U-25 boys win the coveted Col C.K Nayudu Trophy after defeating Vidarbha in an exciting final. We congratulate the boys on an amazing tournament," the MCA tweeted from its offi...
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‘What’s the current status of Mumbai T20 league’: North Mumbai Panthers owner asks MCA

North Mumbai Panthers owner Rajdip Gupta, who owns a team in the Mumbai T20 League, has written a letter to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) office bearers asking to know the status of the MCA -run franchise T20 league. Due to the pandemic, MCA couldn’t conduct its T20 League, however, with the situation returning to normal, owners wanted to know the reason behind not resuming its annual tournament. “I would like to know, in the capacity of team owner, What is the current status of conducting the Mumbai T20 league this year? If IPL or TNPL can be organized, why not Mumbai T20? We joined the vision of MCA to promote young cricketers by giving them a world-class platform to showcase their talent,” Gupta wrote in its email which is accessed by The Indian Express. Five years ago, MCA de...
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IPL 2022: Maharashtra government wants to increase crowd at matches | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government is keen to increase the crowd capacity in the ongoing IPL 2022 to 50% from the first week of April, but the BCCI is still in "two-minds" on the issue, a reliable source revealed to TOI. "With the number of Covid-19 cases having gone down drastically, the state government is keen to increase the crowd capacity in IPL-15 to 50%. Former ICC, BCCI and MCA president Sharad Pawar, a key player in the MVA govt in the state, has already had a positive discussion in this regard with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Both are on the same page on this issue. However, the BCCI is still double-minded on this issue. "Considering that last year's IPL had to be shifted out of the country due to the second wave, it wants to play safe for now. The BCCI wants ...
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MCA AGM will be held today: Ravi Savant | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Cricket Association Apex Council’s decision to defer the association’s 85th Annual General Meeting, which was scheduled for Saturday, due to the forthcoming edition of the IPL in Mumbai and Pune, has landed in a huge controversy. Objecting to the move, a few senior members of the association, including former MCA president Ravi Savant, Ravi Mandrekar and Sripad Halbe have decided to go ahead with the AGM on Saturday, even as the MCA’s office-bearers maintained that the AGM has been postponed. In a ‘notice’ (TOI has a copy) to all the 330-odd members of the association, former MCA president Ravi Savant has said that “the AGM will be held as scheduled on March 19.” “Dear Members, this is to inform you that the Apex Council of the association has no authority to postpone...
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Sachin Tendulkar ‘inspects’ BKC academy | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The infighting within the Mumbai Cricket Association continues. On Monday, MCA treasurer Jagdish Achrekar alleged that secretary Sanjay Naik had the MCA's revamped Sharad Pawar indoor Academy at BKC inaugurated by batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, in the presence of a few ex-cricketers, without informing him or a few Apex Council members. "I wasn't informed about it. I don't want to rake up a controversy, but this can't be treated as the official inauguration of the academy," Achrekar told TOI. "I had just come to BKC to watch the Harris Shield semifinal with Apex Council members Abhay Hadap, Kaushik Godbole and Ajinkya Naik. None of us four knew about this," he added. Sanjay Naik, though, denied the charges. "There was no inauguration of the academy. It was just an inspection, w...
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MCA to felicitate Rohit Sharma for becoming all-format India skipper

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will felicitate Rohit Sharma for becoming Indian cricket team captain in all the three formats of the game. After the T20I and ODI captaincy, Rohit, a Mumbaikar, was appointed Test captain by the Chetan Sharma-led selection panel ahead of the series against Sri Lanka. The decision to felicitate Rohit was taken during the MCA Apex Council meeting held here on Thursday. “In today’s Apex Council Meeting decision passed Rohit Sharma will be felicitated for becoming captain of all three formats,” a MCA Apex Council member told PTI. “Angkrish Raghuvanshi will be felicitated by MCA with a cash prize of Rs one lakh and momento,” the member added. According to the MCA functionary, India players including Suryakumar Yadav, all-rounder Shardul Thakur, opener P...
Mumbai Cricket Association cancels all its tournaments due to rising Covid-19 cases in city | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mumbai Cricket Association cancels all its tournaments due to rising Covid-19 cases in city | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Saturday decided to postpone all its local cricket tournaments due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the city. "Due to increasing COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, Kanga & Tournament Committee decided to postpone all MCA tournaments, including the U-25 Shalini Bhalekar and Madhav Mantri E, F & G Div matches till further notice. Kindly make a note of the same,” stated MCA secretary Sanjay Naik and Jt. Secretary Shahalam Shaikh on the website. Mumbai has seen a steep jump in Covid-19 cases, with the number being 6,347 positive cases on Saturday. This has resulted in the government imposing several restrictions in the past few days. On Thursday, the BCCI had announced that it was postponing the Vijay Merchant Under-16 Trophy due to ri...
Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket ball will have ‘pride of place’ in MCA museum
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Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket ball will have ‘pride of place’ in MCA museum

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vijay Patil has lauded New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel for donating his “10-wicket” ball for the upcoming MCA museum where it would duly be the “pride of the place”. “What he (Ajaz Patel) achieved at the Wankhede stadium was something completely phenomenal. And the fact that he did at our iconic (Wankhede) stadium just gives us another memory to savour from his historic ground,” Patil told PTI. Earlier this month, the Mumbai-born 34-year-old Ajaz, a left-arm spinner became only the third bowler in Test history to return a 10-for in an innings after Jim Laker (1956) and Anil Kumble (1999) and that too in the city of his birth. “And the fact that he traces his roots back to Mumbai made it extra special for us. “He was gracious, once ...
Kane Williamson donates New Zealand T-shirt for MCA museum | Cricket News – Times of India
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Kane Williamson donates New Zealand T-shirt for MCA museum | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The New Zealanders have donated generously to the Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) planned museum. While left-arm Ajaz Patel gave his the ball with which he achieved his historic 10-wicket haul in the second Test against India at the Wankhede Stadium and his match shirt too, captain Kane Williamson, who missed the game due to a recurring elbow injury, donated his T-shirt that he wore in the recently-held series to the cricket body. “After we requested the New Zealand media manager Willy Nicholls to ask his team if they can give us some memorabilia for our upcoming museum, Williamson was kind enough to provide us with his autographed Tshirt. It’s a lovely gesture from him,” a source in the MCA told TOI. On Tuesday, a day after the Wankhede Test, Patel said he didn’t mind partin...
India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: MCA felicitates Ajaz Patel for his rare feat | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: MCA felicitates Ajaz Patel for his rare feat | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai Cricket Association chief Vijay Patil on Monday felicitated New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel, who became only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings. The Mumbai-born Ajaz joined Jim Laker and Anil Kumble in the rare 10-wicket club after taking all 10 wickets of India's first innings in the second Test which the hosts won by 372 runs. India vs New Zealand Test Match 3rd - 7th December 2021 https://t.co/iEks1MIMsf— Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) (@MumbaiCricAssoc) 1638777175000"MCA President Vijay Patil felicitated Ajaz Patel with the score sheet and a momento," a senior MCA official told PTI. He also said that the Kiwi spinner did his bit for the upcoming MCA museum. "Ajaz Patel handed over ball and T-shirt for the museum," the official added. Patel had spen...