Mumbai Cricket Association
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The Mumbai cricket Association or MCA (formerly known as Bombay cricket Association) is the governing body for cricket in Mumbai and its surrounding regions like Thane and Navi Mumbai. The association comes under west zone. The Association was established in 1930 and has a sound Constitution
The Mumbai cricket team is the team for The Mumbai cricket association in the Ranji Trophy. The team has won over 44titles, the most recent being in 2012-13. It has also come runner-up in the final of the Ranji Trophy a total of 4 times. The association owns the Wankhede Stadium, near Churchgate railway station built in 1975. The office of the association is located in the same building.
This is probably the only Sports Association in India which not only practices democratic values, but also has a tradition of keeping the Association on the move with new ideas and enthusiasm because of a provision in our constitution which provides that no individual can continue in any post for more than eight years (for terms of 2 years) at a stretch. After completing 8 years in a position he/she can occupy the same post after a gap of 4 years (2 terms of 2 years each).
The Mumbai Cricket Association does not have system of individual membership. Rather it has 350 ordinary members and 25 Associate members which are affiliated to the Association. Only ordinary members are eligible to vote during elections. If any ordinary member is found to be inactive in terms of cricket activity for more than 3 years the Club to which he/she belongs is demoted as an Associate member and if the club is still inactive for 3 years it automatically loses its membership.
Currently the association is headed by Mr. Ravi Savant who has a vast history of 22 years with the Mumbai Cricket Association during which he held the positions of Hon. Vice President and Hon. Treasurer before getting elected as the interim President of the Mumbai Cricket Association. He has also been a member of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Umpires Committee with the BCCI in the past. He got elected as an interim President after the demise of ex-President Vilasrao Deshmukh who was Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.
Various cricket club are associated with MCA like Dadar Parsi Colony Gymkhana, Shahpu Spencer Challenge Shield Cricket Committee .
Some of the important tournaments of MCA are as follows: Harris shield, Gile shield, Verroc cup, and MCA.
Every year MCA tournament contains 16 teams. The tournament contains 4 groups, 1 team is selected from each group for semi final. Two winners go to the finals and the best of them wins. Dadar union won the MCA 2014.
- Dr HD Kanga Memorial Cricket League
- Harris and Giles Shield inter-school tournaments
- Times shield
The Managing Committee
The Managing Committee of the Association consists of
- One President - By election (biannually)
- Two Vice Presidents - By election (biannually)
- One Hon. Treasurer - By election (biannually)
- Two Jt. Hon. Secretaries - By election (biannually)
- Nine Managing Committee members - By election (biannually)
- Five Gymkhana Representatives - by virtue of their status as the founder members
- Two Co-opted members - by virtue of their status as the founder members
- Total of 22 members.
The Jt. Hon. Secretaries look after the day-to-day working of the Association. The Managing Committee appoints various Sub Committees for smooth functioning of the Association, however the following Sub Committees are the important ones which run the cricket show.
- 1. Dr. H.D. Kanga Memorial Cricket League Sub Committee
- 2. Tournament Sub Committee
- 3. Umpires Sub Committee
- 4. Registration of players Sub Committee
- 5. Maidan Sub Committee
- 6. Selection Committees-
- Senior Selection Committee for Ranji Trophy
- Under-19 & MCA Colts Selection Committee
- Junior Selection Committee
- 7. Coaching Sub Committee
Each of the Sub Committee has a member of the Managing Committee as its Hon. Secretary