Muzumdar wants to play for Mumbai again

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2011, 15:34 PM IST

Mumbai: In the twilight of his first class career that has spanned close to two decades, prolific run-getter Amol Muzumdar wants to return to play for Mumbai, the team that he led to Ranji Trophy glory five seasons ago.

Muzumdar, a veteran of 158 first-class games, in which he has amassed over 10,000 runs, was given a `No Objection Certificate` by Assam, the team that he represented over the last two seasons, to play for his home association.

"Four players -- Amol Muzumdar, Bhavin Thakkar (Himachal Pradesh), Vineet Indulkar (HP) and Wilkin Mota (Tripura) --want to play for Mumbai again and have submitted the NOCs from the associations that they had been playing in the last season," said Mumbai Cricket Association`s joint secretary Nitin Dalal.

The only hitch in their wish to play for their home association in 2011-12 season is that MCA has put in place one-year cooling-off period for such players, said Dalal.

"It`s now up to the MCA managing committee to take a decision on their request," said the official.

Muzumdar, who would turn 37 in November, had quit Mumbai in 2009 after he was omitted from the team`s line-up for the pre-season Buchi Babu tournament, held in Chennai.