CRICKET IS OUR MAINSTAY
The M. I. G. Cricket Club is one of the foremost cricket clubs in Mumbai and has a formidable cricket team playing in the 'A' division of Dr H. D. Kanga League Tournament as well as in all major tournaments in the city. The Club has four cricket teams titled M. I. G. Cricket Club Team, Parel Sporting Club Team, Star Cricket Club Team (Bandra) and Friends Sports Club Team. The M. I. G. Cricket Club team and the Parel Sporting Club team play in the 'A' Division of Dr H. D. Kanga League Tournament and other senior level tournaments organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), whereas Star Cricket Club (Bandra) team and Friends Sports Club team play all junior level tournaments.
MIG Cricket Club and Kanga League
After affiliation to MCA in 1974, the Club participated in the prestigious Kanga League Tournament in 1975. In the very first year of its participation, after qualifying to play the league, the Club's team earned promotion from 'G' division to 'F' division in the league. The heroes of success were Avinash Parkar, Manu Sakhalkar, Dilip Gokhale, Ashok Sonawane and others. In 1984, the Club's team earned promotion from 'F' to 'E' division. The Club won the championships of 'E' & 'C' divisions in 1987 and 1991 respectively.
Progress continued, and the Club reached the 'A' division of Kanga League thanks to the consistent performances by Avinash Karnik, Suresh Waran, Rajesh Sanil, Satish Samant, Angu Swamy, Bupinder Singh, Divakar Shetty, Prashant Shetty, Ashish Patankar, Sandesh Paralkar, Anant Rane and others in 1993. In the year 1997, the Golden Jubilee year of the Dr H. D. Kanga League, the M. I. G. Cricket Club achieved its maiden triumph by winning the 'A' division of the league and followed it with its maiden triumph by winning the prestigious 'Purshottam Shield Cricket Tournamant'. The Club's cricket teams have achieved a total of three championship wins of the 'A' division of Kanga League.
Club's cricket ground
The M. I. G. Cricket Club's magazine has to be seen to be believed. Deviating from the typical club magazine mindset, Panorama dives into the world of sport, art, literature and information with gusto. Brought out every quarter, the magazine provides a platform for the creativity of members working in diverse fields. The magazine verily gives a panoramic view of the Club's activities and of the new ideas emanating in various walks of life.
Members can pick up a printed copy at the Club after the release of every issue, or just enjoy it right here on the website; and if you have missed gorging on the earlier issues, they are all here in the archives.
Booking for private matches
The cricket ground can be booked by Club members for playing a private leather ball match on any day in the week except Monday. Booking is granted depending on the availability of the ground. The booking is done for a duration of six hours from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. No tennis or rubber ball cricket match is allowed on the ground. For booking and other details, the member should contact the Club's office during business hours.
The Club conducts three tournaments :
'Padmakar Talim' and 'The Young Comrade Shield Cricket Tournament' and 'Mahim - Dadar Challenge Cricket Shield Tournament' for teams / clubs in the suburbs of Mumbai.
GST APPLICABLE @ 18%
WITH EFFECT FROM 01ST JULY 2017, THE NEW RATES ARE AS UNDER:
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The M. I. G. Cricket Club is a greatly admired cricketing institution with its own Cricket Academy for the under-14 and under-17 age groups. To encourage talent from the local areas Round the year Cricket Coaching Camp (October to March) and Summer Cricket Coaching Camp (April-May) are organized for different age group between 7 and 20 years. Members' children as well as other children can participate in these camps. The children can choose between the morning and evening batch. Participants in these camps get an exposure of the match environment and are able to analyze their strength, stamina and weaknesses. These camps also help the coaches to spot talented players and give them an opportunity to represent the Club in junior level tournaments. The fees applicable are displayed on the Notice Board from time to time.
Playing the host
The dream of the Club to host a first class match at the Clubs ground was fulfilled in the year 2000. On 23 December 2000, the Mumbai-Baroda Ranji Trophy tie was witnessed by thousands of cricket fans, a day when Sachin Tendulkar faced the new pace sensation Zaheer Khan along with Nayan Mongia, Vinod Kambli, Wasim Jaffar, Ajit Agarkar, Samir Dighe and others. The match reinforced the Club status as a first class cricketing destination. The cricket ground began to be recognised as the fifth FIRST CLASS CRICKETING VENUE of the city of Mumbai after Brabourne Stadium, Wankhade Stadium, Bombay Gymkhana and R. C. F. The ground is now used regularly for the Board matches like Ranji Trophy and other zonal tournaments. During the 1992 World Cup in India, the Australian team had their practice sessions at the Club ground. A few matches of the Women's World Cup were hosted at the Club ground in 1997 and ICC Women' World Cup matches were played here in the year 2013. Cricket has indeed helped the Club to carve its niche as one of the best sport clubs in the city of Mumbai.