India domestic news October 2, 2012

Amol Muzumdar moves to Andhra

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former Mumbai captain Amol Muzumdar will join the Andhra Pradesh squad for the upcoming domestic season after he was advised to look for opportunities elsewhere by Mumbai selection committee chariman Abey Kuruvilla. Muzumdar, who spent a season playing domestic cricket for Assam, returned to Mumbai last year but had to spend the season playing local leagues as part of his 'cooling-off period'.

"It was almost like a co-incidence. Just 10 days ago I spoke with the MCA's chairman of selectors, and he conveyed the team's plans to me," Muzumdar told the Sportsline. "And a few days later, I receive a call from MSK Prasad asking me whether I would be interested in joining Andhra. The answer was obviously a resounding yes. I want to play cricket for as long as I'm motivated. For now the next two years I'm with Andhra."

"The MCA had told me that my chances were not great for this season," he said. "I'm thankful to the MCA because they let me know the reality well in advance so that I still had other options to go to."

A veteran of 158 first-class games, Muzumdar has 10,202 runs with 25 centuries. He held the record for most runs in Ranji Trophy till last year before being overtaken by his former Mumbai team-mate Wasim Jaffer. He has also scored 3168 runs from 108 List A matches.

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  • Dummy4 on October 3, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    One of the best player i ever seen, you are greatest.

  • Peter on October 3, 2012, 2:11 GMT

    Good luck to him - one of the unsung heroes of Indian cricket - unlucky to be in the age of India's greatest middle order

  • Dummy4 on October 2, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    One of the unluckiest guys in Indian Cricket,sad to see, his state of affair

  • Dummy4 on October 2, 2012, 10:43 GMT

    Amol Muzumdar is an awesome player.Hope Andhra makes the most of it.All the best.

  • Jayaesh on October 2, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    Amol you have been a fantastic player and desperetly unlucky to miss on an India cap because of our great middle order riches,however having said it is time to move on and not block the place of a talented youngster unless you are going there to guide the Andhra youngsters...............

  • Parmar on October 2, 2012, 7:42 GMT

    Look this is the treatement we give to our domestic player....Mazumdar is real legebd...he dominate his whole lidfe to mca and now they said that ,sorry u r not in our plan ...totally disappointed..despite of this..he want to more cricket and he deliver to his team...he is still passionate abt his game... hatts off to u ....u r real hero

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