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Sairaj Bahutule's sudden move criticised, called 'unethical'
Sairaj Bahutule's sudden move criticised, called 'unethical'

Bahutule seems to have made a lot of people unhappy Legspinner Sairaj Bahutule seems to have ruffled a few feathers with his decision to coach the Bengal Team. One of the foremost critics of this move has been Dilip Vengasarkar, the Vice President of the Mumbai Cricket Association. Vengasarkar found it unacceptable that Bahututle would accept the position just a fortnight after he was appointed the coach of the Mumbai U-23 team. “To p

Aug 6 2015
Baba 'Panther' Sidhaye - The unacknowledged inspiration for Iqbal and very first deaf and mute cricketer
Baba 'Panther' Sidhaye - The unacknowledged inspiration for Iqbal and very first deaf and mute cricketer

Baba Sidhaye with family (left); with batting partner Bapu Nadkarni Mumbai has produced some of India’s greatest cricketers, but the name of one Baba Sidhaye, also known as Yashwant Prabhakar – thought to be the very first deaf and mute cricketer to have taken the field – is one that falls through the cracks. Playing at a time when cricketers used to be paid anything between Rs. 8 to Rs. 15 to appear in high-pro

Jul 29 2015
Sarfaraz Khan ditches Mumbai for Uttar Pradesh
Sarfaraz Khan ditches Mumbai for Uttar Pradesh

Sarfaraz Khan in action during last year’s ICC U-19 World Cup  17-year-old batting sensation Sarfaraz Khan has decided to leave Mumbai and switch to Uttar Pradesh, ESPNcricinfo reports. The youngster impressed for India in the 2014 U-19 World Cup but shot to instant fame with some brilliant cameos in the 2015 edition of the IPL. Sarfaraz’s father, Naushad Khan, who hails from Azamgarh, seems to have played an importan

Jul 22 2015
Suspended cricketer Hiken Shah vows to fight to prove innocence
Suspended cricketer Hiken Shah vows to fight to prove innocence

Hiken Shah said that he used the word ‘fix-up’, which was taken wrongly Hiken Shah, the Mumbai cricketer suspended from all forms of cricket by the BCCI for corruption, has come out stressing his innocence. "I am innocent. I have not done anything wrong." When asked if he had indeed approached the Mumbai and Rajasthan Royals player in question, he said, "All I will say is I am innocent and I will fight to prove i

Jul 14 2015
Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah suspended from playing cricket
Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah suspended from playing cricket

Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shan The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah for making a "corrupt approach" to one of his colleagues, reportedly Rajasthan Royals' leg-spinner Pravin Tambe. According to the reports, it was Hiken Shah who approached the Indian Premier League player before the start of the season eight. The 30-year-old Shah has played 37 first-class matches

5 Unsung Heroes of Mumbai Cricket
5 Unsung Heroes of Mumbai Cricket

Standing (third from left)- Sharad Diwadkar The Mumbai Ranji Trophy team, known for its 'khadoos' attitude, has often been the hotbed for cricketers in the national team – be it Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar or Wasim Jaffer, who helped India to a historic win over the West Indians in 2006. Sometimes though, due to inconsistency or lack of opportunities because of a packed first team, a few Mumbai greats have misse

Jul 9 2015
Pace great Jeff Thomson to coach Mumbai youngsters
Pace great Jeff Thomson to coach Mumbai youngsters

Big opportunity for the young bowling talents Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Thursday roped in Australia pace great Jeff Thomson as the coach for MCA-IDBI Federal Life Insurance Bowling Foundation where young bowling talent from around the city will be trained and coached by the Australian legend. The foundation has been created to groom meritorious talent here and develop them into fast bowlers to boost the crick

Jul 9 2015
Chandrakant Pandit to be Mumbai Ranji coach
Chandrakant Pandit to be Mumbai Ranji coach

Pandit (L) has coached the Mumbai Ranji team before also in 2004 Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Former India cricketer Chandrakant Pandit was on Tuesday selected as the coach of Mumbai Ranji team as well as head coach of the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) indoor cricket academy. The MCA's Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) headed by MCA vice president, former India skipper, and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar appointed Pandit as the

Jul 1 2015
Ajinkya Rahane will give us reason to be proud of him: Sachin Tendulkar
Ajinkya Rahane will give us reason to be proud of him: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar and Ajinkya Rahane playing for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy Sachin Tendulkar had words of praise for India’s stand-in captain for the Zimbabwe tour, Ajinkya Rahane, wishing him the best on his promotion. Rahane will be the first India captain from Mumbai in 15 years since Sachin himself was temporarily named captain in 2000. India have had captains from Mumbai for the majority of the 70s and 80s in Ajit Wadekar and

Jun 30 2015
Reports: Pravin Tambe was approched to fix matches in IPL
Reports: Pravin Tambe was approched to fix matches in IPL

Dark cloud continues to loom over IPL Rajasthan Royal's (RR) player, Pravin Tambe was approached by his Mumbai Ranji teammate before the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to fix matches. A reliable newspaper of Mumbai, Hindustan Times (HT), reported it saying leg-spinner Tambe was the one player approached by his local teammate. The HT stated Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has kept the things confidential by not na

Jun 27 2015
MCA panel ropes in Sachin Tendulkar as special invitee
MCA panel ropes in Sachin Tendulkar as special invitee

Tendulkar will guide MCA with his experience Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) The new Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Thursday roped in former batting great Sachin Tendulkar as a special invitee to attend its meeting and share valuable tips and views whenever he is available in the city. "I spoke to Sachin (Tendulkar) today. He agreed to share his views about Mumbai cricket over time to time as and

Jun 25 2015
Jaffer switches from Mumbai to Vidarbha
Jaffer switches from Mumbai to Vidarbha

Wasim Jaffer is just 241 runs short of scoring 10,000 runs in Ranji Trophy Wasim Jaffer, the highest individual run-getter in the Ranji Trophy, left his home team Mumbai to join Vidarbha. He is to replace Rakesh Dhurv to complete a competitive batting lineup which already boasts of Ganesh Satish and S Badrinath. "Wasim will obviously bring in loads of experience and expertise. His presence will not only be handy in the

Jun 22 2015
Sharad Pawar-led new MCA committee to meet on Friday
Sharad Pawar-led new MCA committee to meet on Friday

Sharad Pawar Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) After cruising to a thumping victory to retain his post in biennial elections, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Sharad Pawar called a first meeting of the newly-elected managing committee members here on Friday. The meeting will see several issues put forward by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo, who on Wednesday defeated his challenger and outgoing vice-president Vijay Patil by 34 vo

Jun 18 2015
My score best in MCA history, Sharad Pawar tells Uddhav Thackeray
My score best in MCA history, Sharad Pawar tells Uddhav Thackeray

Sharad Pawar Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Countering Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray's comment that great cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar have retired but Mumbai Cricket Association president Sharad Pawar "is still with pads on and his score is still zero", Pawar on Tuesday said his score is the best in history of MCA. Pawar is all set to contest the biennial MCA elections and bid to retain his post against o

Jun 17 2015