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PTI Mumbai
Updated: 11-01-2019 22:38 IST

MCA panel speaks to Ranji players, coach following dismal show

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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