Former Indian cricketer Karsan Ghavri will be joining the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) along with Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Sahil Kukreja. The news was confirmed by Ghavri himself on Tuesday (June 20) to PTI.
The MCA’s CIC is deliberate on cricketing decisions like appointments of coaches, trainers, physio and selectors at various age groups.
It is learned that Ghavri, who played 39 Tests and 19 One-Day Internationals for Indian, could be appointed as the Chairman of the MCA CIC after Ajit Agarkar decided to leave the top post to remain in the selection committee to avoid the conflict of interest.
The sources have also said that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) at MCA wanted Agarkar to lead the CIC, but he refused the offer to remain the Chief Selector of the senior team, as he was already asked by CoA to choose between the CIC and the selection committee.
Meanwhile, Ghavri told Press Trust of India about joining the CIC, “As soon as I get the letter from the MCA. Let the MCA decide (about it).”
On the other hand, a senior MCA official said that Agarkar has decided to leave the CIC but is yet to give any official confirmation over his resignation. The official revealed, “He (Agarkar) has preferred to remain in the selection committee, but he is yet to give it in writing.”
At the moment, former Mumbai skipper Amol Majumdar is the only member at MCA CIC, which can have 6 members, after Pravin Amre and Wadekar decided to leave the committee to avoid conflict of interest.