MCA wants Ranji Trophy final at Wankhede

Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 17:21 [IST]
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MCA wants Ranji Trophy final at Wankhede

Mumbai, Jan 21: Mumbai Cricket Association on Sunday said it would prefer to host the Ranji Trophy final at Wankhede Stadium, starting on January 26. Mumbai qualified for the final on Monday and will face Saurashtra.

MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal said they would try to get the ICC Women World Cup match shifted from the Wankhede Stadium if Mumbai advance.

"If we enter the final we want to hold it at our stadium and not elsewhere. Why should we do so? We will ask the opening Women's World Cup match to be shifted to the nearby CCI," said Dalal.

The opening Women's World Cup Group A game between India and the West Indies, is scheduled for January 31 at the Wankhede Stadium.

But with all Group B matches in the tournament having been shifted to Cuttack to avoid protesting groups like Shiv Sena targeting the Pakistan team, more grounds are available in the city to host Group A games.

The rescheduled fixture list of the Women's World Cup has not been finalised yet and neither has there been an official word from the International Cricket Council if all Group B ties have been moved to Orissa.


Story first published:  Monday, January 21, 2013, 12:48 [IST]
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