Mumbai cricket September 30, 2008

Vengsarkar steps down as Mumbai selector

Cricinfo staff


Dilip Vengsarkar: "Since I am no longer an India selector, I would like to relinquish my post as the chairman of MCA's selection panel" © AFP
 
Dilip Vengsarkar has quit his post as the chairman of selectors of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) three days after he was replaced by Kris Srikkanth as the chairman of the national selection panel. However Vengsarkar will continue as the MCA vice-president.

Vengsarkar sent a letter to the MCA tendering his resignation. "As you are aware that by virtue of me being the chairman of India's selection committee, my term as the chairman of MCA's selection committee, which expired two years ago, was extended," Vengsarkar said. "Since I am no longer an India selector, I would like to relinquish my post as the chairman of MCA's selection panel. I would like to thank the MCA managing committee as well as the Cricket Improvement Committee for all the support they had extended during my tenure.

"Mumbai cricket is as healthy as ever and I am sure, by the grace of God, will remain so for many years to come. I would like to request you to call on the Cricket Improvement Committee at the earliest to appoint a selector in my place as the season is about to begin."

Vengsarkar was ineligible for the national selector's job after the BCCI revised the rules and barred selectors from holding posts with state associations.

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