Former India cricketer Lalchand Rajput is all set to return to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) after a gap of almost two years.
The former India opener has been called back as the Chairman of the MCA’s newly formed Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) for which the MCA’s apex council made the appointment on Monday, April 17.
Meanwhile, former India cricketer Sahil Kukreja and ex-India women’s team bowler Preeti Dimri are the remaining two members of the CIC.
Rajput, 61, had earlier served as the MCA CIC Chairman from 2020 to 2021.
As per a report in the Hindustan Times, following the appointment the CIC Chairman, MCA will invite applications for the role of the Mumbai team coach and senior selection committee.
Significantly, Rajput had earlier served as the manager of Team India which had won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup under the leadership of MS Dhoni in 2007.
“(BCCI treasurer) Ashish Shelar, (MCA president) Amol Kale, and (secretary) Ajinkya Naik urged me to take up this post, and I couldn’t say no after a point. I’m thankful to them for giving me this opportunity to serve Mumbai Cricket, which is very close to my heart, as it has given me everything. I’ve known Sahil for a long time. I’m looking forward to working with him and Preeti,” Rajput was quoted as saying by the Times of India.