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Thatscricket - News - Lalchand Rajput to coach Mumbai Ranji team

Published: Friday, June 29, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Mumbai: Lalchand Rajput, one of the coaches of the West Zone Cricket Academy, will coach the Mumbai Ranji team. The Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in its meeting on Thursday decided not to renew the contract of Ashok Mankad as the Mumbai coach and in his place appointed Lalchand Rajput.Mankad in his three-year tenure as the Mumbai coach saw Mumbai to the Ranji title in 1999-2000, while Mumbai could not make it to the super league in 1998-1999, and lost in the quarter-finals in 2000-2001.The CIC formed recently to take cricketing decisions also appointed Dilip Vengsarkar as the chairman of selectors of the senior Mumbai team. Vengsarkar returns as the chairman after resigning in 1996 after losing the vice-presidentship elections of the MCA.Dilip Vengsarkar said that he has decided to take up the challenge to bring back the glory of the Mumbai cricket. ''I see a lot of wrong persons in different posts in the MCA, therefore I have decided to accept the post,'' he said.Pradip Kasliwal, who was in trouble with the MCA last year, is also reinstated in the junior selection committee, which will be headed by Abey Kuruvilla.Selection committees:Senior: Dilip Vengsarkar (chairman), Raju Kulkarni, Abdul Ismail,Sudhir Naik.Under-19 and MCA colts: Abdul Ismail (chairman), Ranjan Baindoor, Sanjay Patil, Deepak Jadhav.Junior: Abey Kuruvilla (Chairman), Bharat Nadkarni, Tukaram Surve and Pradeep Kasliwal.Coaches:Ranji Trophy: Lalchand Rajput Under-22: Subhash BandiwadekarUnder-19: Chandrakant Pandit Under-16: Dinesh nanvatyUnder-14: Suru NayakUNI

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