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Musheer Khan won’t be able to represent Mumbai or play in any local tournament for three years

Mumbai U-16 cricketer Musheer Khan has reportedly appealed with the state cricket association to review the three-year ban imposed on him after he was accused of flashing at a team-mate.

Musheer, captain of Mumbai’s U-16 team in the Vijay Merchant Trophy, allegedly flashed at a teammate during a brawl following which he was barred by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) from playing cricket for the state or any other local tournament till January 14, 2022.

According to a report in Mid-day, the father of the cricketer has written a letter to the MCA to reconsider the ‘harsh punishment’ doled out to him which could be detrimental to his cricket career.

“We have received the letter. It will be taken up during an appropriate meeting,” an MCA official was quoted as saying in the report.

The news of the ban drew mixed response with former India captain and Mumbai stalwart Dilip Vengsarkar saying the ban was a ‘bit harsh’.

I don t want to comment on the decision of the ad hoc committee as I was out of India and do not know the details but on the face of it, this ban looks a bit harsh, Vengsarkar was quoted as saying by the Times of India.

He had suggested organising counselling sessions for the youngsters at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). “The BCCI must make young cricketers undergo counselling at the National Cricket Academy. Similarly, the MCA must also introduce counselling for its young players as many of them come from a humble background,” he said.