The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) had sought applications to fill the position vacated by Ramesh Powar, who has recently been appointed as the head coach of Indian women’s team. The MCA had laid down the eligibility criteria, which included that the applicant should have played 50-class matches. Following which, many domestic stalwarts including Wasim Jaffer, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Sairaj Bahutule, Sulakshan Kulkarni applied for the post. However, under the recommendations of the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC), consisting of Jatin Paranjpe (chairman), Nilesh Kulkarni and Vinod Kambli, former Mumbai captain Amol Muzumdar has been appointed as the head coach of Mumbai Senior Men’s team for 2021-22.
As a former captain of Mumbai, he has played 171 first class games, scoring over 11,000 runs in his 20-year-long career, spanning from 1993-2013. Muzumdar has also served as batting coach for the National Cricket Academy, IPL team Rajasthan Royals and as the interim coach for South African national team.
“It is both excitement as well as gratitude,” spoke Muzumdar upon becoming the coach
“I am extremely excited about the new role. It is both excitement as well as gratitude,” Amol mentioned. He also hailed the current Mumbai team as an ‘amazing bunch’ and thanked the office bearers for his new role.
“I would like to thank everyone, especially the CIC and the office bearers of the MCA, who have shown faith in me. I can’t wait to get into the Mumbai colours again. Really looking forward to it,” the former cricketer added.