Vijay Patil, president of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), will represent the cricket body at the BCCI AGM on December 4 in Kolkata. According to a senior MCA source, the decision was made during the MCA Apex Council meeting held here on Friday evening. On December 4, the BCCI will hold its 90th Annual General Meeting. In addition, the MCA, which will host the second Test between India and New Zealand at the legendary Wankhede stadium beginning December 3, has written to the Maharashtra government to allow a 100% attendance for the game.

“For the India-New Zealand match, we have applied to the government for 100 percent capacity,” the official said. The MCA will host a Test for the first time in almost five years, the last being against England in 2016. The ODI between India and Australia in January 2020 was the last international match staged by MCA.

Meanwhile, members of the Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) Apex Council were not pleased with Mumbai coach Amol Muzumdar’s recent appearance for an interview at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. During Friday’s meeting, a Council member revealed that Muzumdar had sought the position of batting coach at NCA.

A few MCA office-bearers, on the other hand, defended Muzumdar, claiming that the local cricket stalwart will not leave Mumbai cricket until his contract expires on March 31 next year. However, some remained sceptical. “If Muzumdar isn’t planning to leave Mumbai, why did he show up for the NCA interview?” one meeting participant wondered. However, it has been learned that one MCA official stated that the interviews were for next year’s appointments.