MUMBAI CRICKET ASSOCIATION

  • Sharad Pawar's MCA gives Wankhede Stadium for free for Maharashtra oath taking October 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Sharad Pawar-led Mumbai Cricket Association will charge no fee for lending its Wankhede Stadium for hosting swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra on October 31. 44-year-old Devendra Fadnavis, who was elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party, will take oath of office along with few others...
  • MCA in a fix over Shah Rukh Khan's entry to Wankhede Stadium May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) finds itself in a catch22 situation as it may have to allow Kolkata Knight Riders' coowner Shah Rukh Khan at Wankhede stadium if it wants to host the IPL final on June 1. One of the conditions put forth by Indian Premier League Chairman Ranjib...
  • Ranjib Biswal replies to MCA's protest, puts in a few riders May 13, 2014

    The impasse over the shift IPL venue took a new turn after league's chairman Ranjib Biswal put the ball back in Mumbai Cricket Association's court by attaching a few riders in order to get the summit clash back from M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Biswal on Tuesday replied to protest letter...
  • IPL Governing Council defers decision on MCA letter May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The IPL Governing Council deferred its decision over the protest letter it has received from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) against the shifting of the cashrich league's final from Wankhede to M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. "No decision was taken today," interim BCCIIPL president Sunil Gavaskar told the waiting reporters...
  • MCA officials return IPL7 accreditations annoyed at shifting of final May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Miffed at the sudden decision of the Indian Premier League's Governing Council to snatch away the final of the cashrich Twenty20 league, the officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association handed over their IPL accreditations to the organisers on Sunday. "We have handed over all our IPL accreditations. The office bearers...
  • BCCI shifts IPL 2014 final from Mumbai to Bangalore May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Mumbai Cricket Association on Saturday got a jolt as the IPL Governing Council decided to shift the final of the highprofile event on June 1 from Wankhede Stadium to Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium. Although the BCCI press release did not specify the reason for shifting the final, a top...
  • Mumbai Cricket Association interviews 28 candidates for coaching posts April 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Twenty-eight aspirants, some of them former Test players, were interviewed on Monday for the job of coaches in different age groups representing Mumbai including the senior team by the local cricket association. The names of selected candidates for a total of six coaching posts, including two for the women's teams,...
  • Sandeep Patil returns to head Mumbai selection panel April 8, 2014

    Mumbai: After quitting the selection panel last year as he was unable to devote time to watch local cricket due to his tight schedule as chief national selector, former India batsman Sandeep Patil has accepted the offer to head Mumbai's senior panel and has been named as the chairman of...
  • Make school ties 15playersaside affair to increase talent pool: Tendulkar December 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday suggested that Mumbai Cricket Association can improve its talent pool by making its intercollege and interschool competition a 15player affair. "How can the Mumbai Cricket step ahead of the opposition. For that, casually, me and my brother were chatting one day at home, I...
  • MCA to fete Sachin Tendulkar, Prithvi Shaw, Mushir Ahmed Khan November 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association, which honoured Sachin Tendulkar by naming its Kandivli facility for him earlier this month, is going to felicitate him again next week at a function at its BandraKurla Complex ground. "We are going to honour Sachin Tendulkar at our BKC complex on December 3 and the function...
  • Tendulkar recommended Dhoni as Indian captain: Pawar November 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association chief Sharad Pawar has revealed that it was Sachin Tendulkar who batted for Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain of the Indian team after Rahul Dravid expressed his desire to give up captaincy in 2007. "Sachin loves to lend a helping hand to fellow players, especially the juniors,...
  • MCA to offer only 5000 tickets for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell match November 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Only 5000 tickets will be available to the general public for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test at the Wankhede Stadium which has a capacity of nearly 33,000. The Mumbai Cricket Association on Wednesday said that it can only offer around 5,000 tickets for Tendulkar's landmark 200th Test when India face the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar postal stamp to mark the start of his 200th Test November 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Hosts of Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and last Test Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) have announced that they will release a commemorative postal stamp with Tendulkar's photo at the presentation before the start of the second Test between India and West Indies on November 14 at the Wankhede...
  • Mad ticketrush for Tendulkar's last Tests to leave many heartbroken October 25, 2013

    According to reports, just 4000 tickets will be on sale for Sachin Tendulkar's last international appearance during his 200th Test to be played against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium from November 1418. Wankhede holds a seating capacity of 33,500 but the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) plans to sell just 10...
  • Sachin Tendulkar happy to play in front of home crowd: MCA October 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association on Thursday issued a statement on behalf of retiring great Sachin Tendulkar saying the senior India player was "more than happy" to play his final Test in the city and he would be pleased whichever way MCA chooses to felicitate him. "Sachin Tendulkar is more than...
  • AAP asks Sachin Tendulkar not to associate with MCA Kandivali club October 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Two days after the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) renamed the Kandivali ground as Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana Club, the Aam Aadmi Party has reportedly asked the star batsman not to associate himself with MCA proposal. The MCA on Tuesday renamed the Kandivili ground as the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana Club. Sharad Pawar,...
  • Meet the man asked to paint a farewell gift for Sachin Tendulkar October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: When the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) asked Sachin Tendulkar what he would want as a farewell gift, the legend said painting of a famous landmark of Maharashtra will make him happy. And the MCA subsequently appointed Nashikbased painter Prafuul Sawant for the job, The Indian Express has reported. A...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 17, 2013

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  • Is Sharad Pawar set to take over the reins of Indian cricket administration? October 17, 2013

    Former BCCI and ICC President Sharad Pawar has been elected as Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) chief unopposed, the election officer announced it on Thursday evening ahead of Friday's biennial polls. ...
  • Sharad Pawar elected unopposed as President of MCA October 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Former BCCI and ICC President Sharad Pawar has been elected as Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) chief unopposed, the election officer announced it on Thursday evening ahead of Friday's biennial polls. It was merely a formality for Pawar to take the MCA's top post after Gopinath Munde's nomination for the post...
  • News 360: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik under scanner in Coal scam October 17, 2013

    In a new twist to the coal blocks allocation scam the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is looking into the role of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the case. Naveen Patnaik had reportedly written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to approve coal blocks of Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar...
  • Sharad Pawar set to return as MCA boss, Munde seeks stay on elections October 17, 2013

    Mumbai: With Gopinath Munde's nomination for the post of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president rejected and even his appeal against that rejection dismissed, former BCCI and ICC president Sharad Pawar is set to return to the top MCA post unopposed. However, Munde plans to move court to seek a stay...
  • Gopinath Munde's application for MCA presidentship rejected October 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, who had filed his nomination to contest for the presidentship of the Mumbai Cricket Association at its biennial election on October 18, on Saturday suffered a huge setback as his application was rejected on the basis of the residential criteria. According to MCA rules, only...
  • It's Sharad Pawar vs Gopinath Munde for MCA president's post October 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister and NCP strongman Sharad Pawar filed his nomination for the president's post in the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) a day after BJP leader Gopinath Munde did so, to make it a twoway fight for the reins of MCA at its October 18 biennial polls. "Mr Sharad Pawar...
  • HC upholds order on MCA ban on Ratnakar Shetty September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld a civil court's order to stay the five-year ban imposed by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on BCCI's game development officer Ratnakar Shetty saying the action was "pre-determined and drastic". Justice Anoop Mohta directed MCA to accept Shetty's nomination to represent the Bombay...
  • Bombay HC issues notice to state govt, MCA, BMC on AAP plea September 19, 2013

    The Bombay High Court on Thursday sought affidavits from Maharashtra government, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in reply to a PIL filed by 'Aam Aadmi Party' alleging illegality and irregularity in allotment of land in suburban Kandivli to MCA. According to the PIL filed  by AAP office-bearers...
  • MCA challenges stay order on ban on Shetty in HC September 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association has approached the Bombay High Court, challenging a civil court order which put a stay on the five-year ban imposed on BCCI's game development officer Ratnakar Shetty. A city civil court had on September 7 granted a stay on the MCA's decision to ban Shetty for...
  • Will Sachin Tendulkar play his 200th Test at Wankhede Stadium? September 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association has formally requested the BCCI to allot the second and final Test between India and the West Indies to the Wankhede Stadium here so that Sachin Tendulkar could play his milestone 200th Test before the home crowd. "We have put in our request. If it is going...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan may take on Sharad Pawar in MCA elections September 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to contest the next month's election for President of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), a post held in the past by top politicians from the State. If everything goes according to indications available till now, he may be pitted against NCP chief Sharad Pawar,...
  • Sad day for Mumbai cricket, says MCA on Ankeet Chavan's life ban September 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association joint secretary Nitin Dalal on Friday said he felt sad for promising left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan, who was banned for life by the BCCI on IPL spot-fixing charges, saying that he was on the verge of being picked for India A. "It's a sad day for Mumbai...