Former Indian employee Samantha Lobatto, first female representative on the MCA council

MUMBAI: former wicketkeeper of India Samantha Lobatto She is the first female representative of the Indian Cricket Association (ICA) on the main board of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

After not receiving nominations in the women's category for his Mumbai chapter, the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) decided to approach Lobatto, who gave his consent for the position, during his first Board meeting on Wednesday at the BCCI HQ here.

Lobatto, who played three ODI and an equal number of T20 Internationals for the Indian women's team in 2011 and former First Class player Kiran Powar will now be the player's two representatives on the MCA board, which is led by Vijay Patil . The council now has 16 members, which only a CAG representative nominated by the state government left to be appointed.

Similarly, Jairaj Mehta has been finalized as the male representative in the Maharashtra chapter of ICA. Now you can sit at the meetings of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA)

Like Mumbai, there are many associations, especially those in the Northeast, where there are no nominees in the female or male category. We have decided to approach people individually and name them for these positions, said a former cricket player after the meeting. The next meeting of the ICA Board is scheduled for November 1. At the moment, it is not clear now if Anshuman Gaekwad or Shantha Rangaswamy , the two BCCI Apex Council representatives of ICA, will be invited by the BCCI for its Annual General Meeting (AGM).