(TOI Photo)MUMBAI: Showing magnanimity, the Mumbai Cricket Association ensured that the Dr HD Kanga League, which is enjoying its landmark 75th year, kicked off on the right note on Sunday, when it allowed two prominent players-former Mumbai skipper Aditya Tare and Bravish Shetty-to play for their clubs despite them not being able to register themselves on the association's newly-introduced online player registration platform.
However, apparently some players still couldn't turn out for their teams due to this registration issue.
Tare was leading Parsee Gymkhana against Karnatak Sporting at the Cross Maidan, while Shetty, who has moved from DY Patil to PJ Hindu Gymkhana, was captaining PJ Hindu Gymkhana at the Police Gymkhana. "There was a problem with our registration software. Perhaps the server was down, because of which these two players were unable to register themselves on the new platform. We Apex Council members, who were at the Police Gymkhana, took a unanimous decision on the ground to allow Shetty and Tare to play in the tournament though they couldn't register themselves in the software," MCA treasurer Jagdish Achrekar told TOI.
Avasthi bowls PJ Hindu Gymkhana to win
Meanwhile, Mumbai pacer Mohit Avasthi (5-14) helped PJ Hindu Gymkhana score a 32-run first innings lead win over Mumbai Police Gymkhana in a low-scoring match. PJ Hindu managed to score just 69, but Avasthi's deadly spell skittled Mumbai Police for just 37. 16-year-old Awais Khan scored 67 for Sind SC against National CC.
Brief Scores, Division A
MIG CC 145-7 decl (Atharva Ankolekar 54) vs Cricket Club of India 22-3. Result : Drawn,no Ist innings result
Shivaji Park Gymkhana 124 (Sahil Gode 38; Sagar Mishra 6-37) vs Parkophene Cricketers 69-6 (Prasad Pawar 31). Result : Drawn,no Ist innings result
PJ Hindu Gymkhana 62 & 59-2 decl (Pankaj Pardeshi 5-25, Yogesh Jagtap 4-14) beat Mumbai Police Gymkhana 37
(Mohit Avasthi 5-14) on Ist Innings.
Sind SC 199-7 decl (Awais Khan 67, Aditya Dhumal 45, Puneet Tripathi 39; Sanket Kashte 3-34, Asif Shaikh 3-75)
National CC 49-4. Result : Drawn,no Ist innings result
Dr DY Patil SA 130-7 decl (Aman Khan 38; Nehal Katakdhond 3-19, Parikshit Valsangkar 3-63) vs
New Hind SC 98-5. Result : Drawn,no Ist innings result
Regal CC 244-6 decl (Viraj Jadhav 115, Sujay Thakkar 46, Jay Davane 30) vs Payyade SC 103-1 (Japjeet Randhawa 50, Prayag Bhati 48). Result : Drawn,no Ist innings result
Parsee Gymkhana 200-5 decl (Sachin Yadav 71, Nikhil Patil Jr. 50*; Sudeep Phatak 3-37) vs Karnataka SA 126-5
(Ramanpreet Ghuman 47; Siddharth Raut 3-19). Result : Drawn,no Ist innings result.