Former Indian Cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar has been appointed as the chairperson of Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) after Raju Kulkarni stepped down from his position. Kulkarni who was the former Indian pacer left the committee on Thursday after which Vengsarkar took over.
The dejected chairman of CIC, Raju Kulkarni said while giving his resignation to the authorities, “I wish to resign from the CIC with immediate effect. Since my appointment was made by honourable judges who comprised the Committee of Administrators (CoA), I did not want to let them down and leave it in the middle of the season in spite of several disturbing issues in Mumbai cricket”. He also added,”I thank Mumbai cricket Association for giving me a chance to serve my passion for last nine months. Though MCA tried its best to convince the veteran Indian cricketer to change his mind before resigning but distress Kulkarni did not listen to them and filed his resignation which was later followed by Kiran Mokashi who found pointless to being the sole member of committee. Moreover, former domestic Mumbai Stalwart Amol Muzumdar and former opening batsman of Mumbai already quit the committee due to several inner disputes.
The 33-year-old Indian skipper Vengsarkar will now be responsible for recruiting coaches and selectors for all age group teams of Mumbai. Vengsarkar who earlier represented Bombay in Ranji Trophy, was one of the most crucial players in the Indian batting line up in late era of 70s and 80s. Not only this, he was also the member of 1983 Indian World Cup winning squad.