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Former cricketers resign from MCA

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 9, 2012

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Four former cricketers resigned from their administrative positions in the Mumbai Cricket Association yesterday. The list includes selector Milind Rege, and MCA's Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) members Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Nilesh Kulkarni and Karsan Ghavri.

Former Mumbai cricketer Rege, who has been an MCA selector since 1980s, was reportedly not happy with the MCA's decision to appoint Abey Kuruvilla as the chairman of the senior selection committee. Kuruvilla's name was recently proposed by the MCA for the post of national selector, but BCCI appointed Sandeep Patil from the West Zone.

"Why did they make me chairman [last season]?" Rege said in Mid-Day. "When your agenda is not Mumbai cricket and something else, then there is no point in continuing. The selection process was being questioned - this I have never experienced. When there is no respect and only humiliation, then it is time to go."

Rege said he doesn't aspire to become a national selector and therefore his focus is only on Mumbai cricket.

Sandhu, Kulkarni and Ghavri also resigned saying that the purpose of the CIC was not being served. "I was contemplating [resignation] for some time, but was hoping things would improve. It didn't happen and that's why I resigned," Sandhu said.

Kulkarni said that he gave his best for Mumbai cricket but was not happy in the current MCA environment.

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