Mumbai, Jan 11 (PTI)The dismal show of the Mumbai
Ranji team, which was knocked out in the league stage, came
under the scanner of the Mumbai Cricket Association Friday.
A meeting of MCA's Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC)
was held here where panel members spoke to senior players,
coach Vinayak Samant and support staff.
Among the senior players who gave their inputs were
Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, dropped batsman Akhil Herwadkar
and Surya Kamar Yadav.
CIC members Raju Kulkarni, Kiran Mokashi, Sahil
Kukreja along with senior MCA officials were present at the
meeting, a source in the association said.
Samant suggested that focus should be on club cricket
and U23 cricket, and players for Red Ball and White Ball
cricket should be different, the source said.
Another MCA source said that Lad too suggested that
the focus should be on club cricket.
"We all agreed that the will to succeed is not there,
it's missing, I would say. We asked them why are they not
playing like the old Mumbai team....And we are going to work
on that," Raju Kulkarni told reporters later.
Meanwhile, former India pacer Karsan Ghavri has
resigned from the CIC. Confirming the development, Ghavri
said, "I resigned because of personal reasons. I've nothing
against the MCA or the committee members." PTI NRB KRK
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