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A strategic location for any activity wins half the battle for an organization. The M. I. G. Cricket Club at Bandra (East) no doubt wins this battle easily, as it finds itself virtually at the center of metropolitan Mumbai.
Way back in the 1960s, Bandra (East) was a struggling suburb with hardly any facilities. Overcoming the difficulties of infrastructure and resources, the local sports enthusiasts started the 'M. I. G. Sports Club'. These enthusiastic founders had a vision of growth and decided to accommodate the sportsmen from neighboring colonies as well. Thus the M. I. G. Cricket Club was born in 1968.
The guidelines for the Club's activities were provided by cricket lovers of M. I. G. Colony like Shri K. D. Potdar, Shri Raj Kaul, Shri V. M. Madge and Shri V. D. Suvarna, whose efforts, coupled with dedicated support from Shri P. N. Parsekar and other well-wishers, took the Club from strength to strength.
The Club was registered as a Public Trust in 1978 and was turned into a smart recreation center with a beautiful playground and attached pavilion with two air-conditioned dressing rooms. Later on, a permit room was added.
On 5 July 1981, a humble beginning was made when the cricketing legend Polly Umrigar laid the foundation stone of the first cricket pavilion of the Club. The Club's committee was then headed by stalwarts like Shri D. P. Tamhane, Shri S. D. Kotnis, Shri S. R. Venkatraman, Shri G. K. Kulkarni and Shri Pravin R. Barve.
The Club management's dream of a sports complex turned into reality when the foundation stone of a new complex was laid on 16 May 1991 by none other than the cricketing legend, the sound opening batsman of the country, Shri Sunil Gavaskar, in the presence of the Hon'ble Mayor of Mumbai, Shri Divakar Raote, and many other dignitaries from all walks of life.
In the very next year, in 1992, the Club acquired a proper cricketing playground of almost 14,000 sq. mt. The M. I. G. Cricket Club became one of the top few cricketing destinations in the city and attracts a lot of young talent.