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.