The newly-formed managing committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has appointed a star-studded Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) for the 2015-2017 seasons.
MCA vice-president and former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar will chair the panel. He will be joined by another former India skipper, Ajit Wadekar, former India players Pravin Amre, Sanjay Manjrekar and Ajit Agarkar, former India women’s captain Diana Edulji, former Mumbai captain Amol Muzumdar and managing committee member Deepak Patil. According to Vengsarkar, Sachin Tendulkar will be a special invitee to the CIC’s meetings. The batting great has agreed to share his views with the committee and will attend its meetings as and when required.
The CIC, which has been formed and disbanded on many occasions, will take up the job of appointing the selectors, coaches and support staff for every age group, including the first-class unit. It will also appoint a director for the Sharad Pawar Indoor Cricket Academy in Bandra-Kurla Complex. As promised by Sharad Pawar before the elections, the MCA has decided to give each of its member clubs an additional membership of the world-class facility in BKC.