Mumbai Cricket Association governs cricket in Mumbai and its nearby areas such as Thane and Navi Mumbai. MCA’s authority extends up to Dahanu in the Western Suburbs, Badlapur in the Central Suburbs, and Kharghar in Navi Mumbai. The organisation is located in the west zone. The Association was founded in 1930 and has a written constitution. Sharad Pawar was re-elected president of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) by a margin of 27 votes against Vijay D Patil in the annual elections held in Mumbai. Pawar beat Patil 172-145 in a runoff for MCA president. On October 4, 2019, Vijay Patil was elected President of the MCA. MCA postponed the COVID-19 events on January 1, 2022.
Mumbai Cricket Association
|Jurisdiction||Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Navi Mumbai|
|Membership||Full Member of the BCCI|
|Founded||1930; 92 years ago|
|Headquarters||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Vice president(s)||Amol Kale|
|Men’s coach||AMOL MUZUMDAR|
|Official Website||Click Here|
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The Mumbai Cricket Association, originally known as the Bombay Cricket Association, was founded in 1930 and serves as the regulating body for cricket in the districts of Mumbai, Greater Mumbai, and Thane. MCA’s authority extends up to Dahanu in the Western Suburbs, Badlapur in the Central Suburbs, and Kharghar in Navi Mumbai. The MCA is a permanent member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and the BCCI’s headquarters are located within the Wankhede Stadium grounds at the Cricket Centre.
The Mumbai Cricket Association is a democratic organization, with a Managing Committee that is chosen every two years by the General Body, which consists of 350 member clubs. The Association has no individual members. The Mumbai Cricket Association has a strong cricket past because to the quadrangular and pentangular games held in then-Bombay; the contests were immensely popular, with all of the country’s top players taking part. Mumbai was once considered the “nursery” of Indian cricket, with six to seven Mumbai players making up the Indian playing eleven. Mumbai has produced 68 Test cricketers for the country.
The first Test match on Indian soil was played in 1932 at the Bombay Gymkhana venue. Following that, up until 1974, Test matches were held in the Brabourne Stadium, and from January 1975, international matches have been held at the Wankhede Stadium. During the reconstruction of the Wankhede stadium, a Test match was played at Brabourne Stadium in December 2009, while an ODI was played at the D.Y.Patil sports complex in Nerul in November 2009. Since 1934, the Mumbai Cricket Association has dominated in Ranji Trophy Championship, the BCCI’s National Championship. MCA has won the Ranji Trophy 41 times and finished second five times. MCA has won the Ranji Trophy 15 years in consecutively, a global record.
The Association has taken on the duty of constructing new infrastructure in the outlying areas. MCA has built the MCA Recreation Centre in the Bandra Kurla Complex, which features one of the world’s greatest indoor cricket schools. This facility also has a full-fledged cricket pitch where Ranji Trophy matches are held. MCA has also built a recreation center in Kandivali, Mumbai’s western suburb. “Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana” is the name of the Recreation Centre. The MCA conducted the refurbishment of Wankhede Stadium in preparation for the ICC Cricket World Cup, and the stadium was finished in time to host the world cup matches, and the venue entered world cup history as the first time in ten world cups that the site hosted.