Mumbai: Oct 10, 2012
Milind Rege resigned as the senior selector of Mumbai Cricket Association on Monday citing the reason that he deserved more respect and appreciation from the association members.
“Why did they make me chairman (last season),” asked Rege. “When your agenda is not Mumbai cricket and something else, then there is no point in continuing. The selection process was being questioned — this I have never experienced. When there is no respect and only humiliation, then it is time to go,” Rege was quoted as saying by Mid Day.
Rege also spoke about his days as selector for Mumbai when Sachin Tendulkar was selected.
“We spent one and a half hours discussing Sachin. My fellow selectors Sudhir Naik and Naren Tamhane listened to what I had to say. Some were sceptical about how he would cope if he failed. Gavaskar’s case was brought up (the master batsman was dismissed for 5 and 0 in his debut game for Mumbai — the Irani Cup in 1967),” he concluded.