Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde became the first political bigwig to file his nomination to contest for the presidentship of the Mumbai Cricket Association at its biennial election which is scheduled on October 18. There are a lot of issues facing the MCAs clubs and members. They lack facilities and I want to improve them. Thats one of the reasons I want to contest the elections, Munde said. Asked whether he would be contesting against another big Maharashtra politician Sharad Pawar,who has also evinced interest to return to the helm of MCA,the BJP Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha said,I am the first to file the nomination for president. I dont know about Mr Pawar. MCA Joint Secretary Dr P V Shetty said: Mr Munde is contesting as an independent.
Prasad short-listed for job of Sri Lanka head coach
Colombo: Former India medium pacer Venkatesh Prasad is among the eight short-listed aspirants who could take over as head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team,a top SLC official said on Tuesday. Ex-Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu,former opening batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana and another national player Ruwan Kalpage are among the local applicants. SLC advertised for it after incumbent Graham Ford announced that he would leave the job in January next year. Peter Moores,a former England coach and Paul Farbrace,who was assistant coach with Sri Lanka until 2009,are among the overseas aspirants alongside Prasad. SLC said the deadline for applications has been extended until October 31.