Mumbai should follow Karnataka in giving voting rights to former players: Praveen Amre

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It’s a doubt that’s prolonged been discussed in a Indian cricketing circles – will former Indian cricketers make for good administrators? Former Indian Test cricketer and Mumbaikar, Praveen Amre, will shortly find out if he wins a Mumbai Cricket Association choosing for a post in a government committee.

File print of Praveen Amre (R). AFP.File print of Praveen Amre (R). AFP.

File print of Praveen Amre (R). AFP.

Amre, who is regarded as one of a best batting coaches around, has helped utterly a few distinguished cricketers in a new past with perfecting their technique. Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa and Suresh Raina have all benefited from a origin of Amre. He is also a manager of a Mumbai Ranji organisation and a partner manager of Delhi Daredevils. Shreyas Iyer, a Mumbai-kid who played for Daredevils in this year’s IPL, gave a lot of credit to Amre for assisting him with his technique. He went on to turn a league’s rising actor of a year.

And now Amre, a former tyro of Ramakant Achrekar, is in a center of a Cricket First-Pawar organisation scuffle as Mumbai cricket gets prepared for a biannual elections on Wednesday.

“My solitary goal is Mumbai cricket’s development. Today, Mumbai needs peculiarity cricket and not quantity. For example, instead of carrying so many centers for MCA Summer camps it is critical that we streamline them,” Amre told a Mid-Day journal in a news published on 15 June. He combined that a emanate of over-age cricketers has also prolonged been abandoned by a administration given of vote-bank politics.

When asked since former Mumbai cricketers – some of whom are stalwarts – refrain from entering administration, Amre explained that he himself had to quarrel with Air India for over 20 years to get a opinion in MCA elections, notwithstanding being a long-time servant.

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“Why not have an titular voting right for cricketers with repute? The reason for Karnataka State Cricket Association’s success is that they have given cricketers voting rights to select a right candidate,” suggested Amre.

Speaking to Firstpost, Vijay Patil had mentioned a significance of removing behind a Kanga League – a contest that had been hold each year given 1948 during a monsoon rains until dual years back. “Kanga League was a flagship and it tangible Mumbai cricket in many ways. It was a start of a cricket season. It had a possess hurdles – personification on soppy wickets – and it was something everybody looked brazen to. It was such a tradition. To only do something extreme is not something that is a pointer of good administration and planning.”

Amre, in his Mid-day interview, corroborated that idea, observant that cricketers these days have no possibility of creation a quip if a destroy in a Ranji level. “Playing during monsoons helped your mind get lerned to play tough cricket. we scored a century on entrance in Durban given of Kanga League exposure,” pronounced Amre.

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