The former opening batsman was the strong contender for the role, was named the chairman of CIC as he succeeded former India wicket-keeper and managing committee member Chandrakant Pandit who vacated the post in the month of April.
MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal said Nari Contractor was the first choice due ot his vast experience.
"He is a former India captain. He is also well versed with Mumbai cricket and is quite a maidan man," said Nitin Dalal, joint secretary of MCA
The Mumbai Cricket Association's managing committee had already discussed the terms and conditions with the former cricketer atfer the meeting on Friday as they had decided upon the new Chairman but waited for Wednesday to make an announcement.
When asked the 78 year old cricketer about his new role, Contractor said, he was happy being a part of Mumbai Cricket Association and would like to change a few things.
"I have some plans and looking forward to working for the betterment of the game."