Office-bearers of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and its Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) have been involved in a bitter tussle over the appointment of the senior team’s coach for the forthcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.

On Friday, the MCA wrote to Lalchand Rajput, the CIC chairman, to approve the appointment of Mumbai stalwart Amol Muzumdar as the successor of Amit Pagnis – who resigned last month after Mumbai’s poor show in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

However, Rajput responded to MCA proposing Ramesh Powar, the former India off-spinner as the coach. Rajput in his email, accessed by Sportstar, has also pointed out that the CIC has been authorised to appoint coaches as per the MCA rulebook.

READ: MCA forced to seek new head coach after Amit Pagnis quits

“The CIC has the prerogative to appoint the coach and the CIC committee feels that Mr. Ramesh Powar is the right candidate…

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