Mumbai: Retired batting great Sachin Tendulkar has been roped into the newly formed Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) as a special invitee and would attend its meetings whenever he is available.
Announcing this at a media conference here on Thursday, CIC Chairman and former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar said, "I spoke to Sachin today and he's agreed to share his views on Mumbai cricket. He will be a special invitee of the CIC and would attend meetings whenever he's in Mumbai."
Other members of the panel are former India captain Ajit Wadekar, who led Mumbai to several title triumphs in the 1960s and 1970s, former Test batsman Sanjay Manjrekar – an ex-skipper of the 40-time Ranji Trophy champions, ex-Test batsman and coach Pravin Amre, ex-India pacer Ajit Agarkar, prolific domestic batsman Amol Muzumdar, MCA Managing Committee member Deepak Patil and former India woman cricketer Diana Eduljee.
"CIC will soon appoint coaches for all age groups as well as the senior team, a director for its world-class indoor cricket academy at BKC (in suburban Mumbai). These three months are very crucial to plan for the next season," said Vengsarkar.
The ex-chief selector said a disciplinary committee would soon be formed and no cricketer, whether he is a superstar or an under-14 player, will be spared for any breach of the code of conduct.
Last year, Suryakumar Yadav was hauled over the coals for his unruly behaviour with some teammates and also lost his captaincy, while junior cricketer Sarfaraz Khan had his match fees held back for alleged misconduct....