It is truly heartening to know about the wonderful work the Cricketers Foundation is doing to help those who keep the wheels of Mumbai cricket moving. Every single Mumbai cricketer has started his climb up the ladder by playing cricket on the maidans. It is there that his cricket is shaped and moulded. It’s important therefore to remember the guys who prepare the pitches, who set up  the tents, who serve water there. Then there are the coaches, who tirelessly look after their wards and often travel long distances from their homes in distant parts of Mumbai to get to the maidans. So also the umpires and scorers who unfailingly turn up for the matches.

When a player goes on to become a superstar most of these people are forgotten but they carry on with little or no reward.

That”s why it is so nice to see the Cricketers Foundation come forward to look after these guys who are now retired or aged and struggling to make ends meet. Make no mistake without them there would be no superstars.

Well done Cricketers Foundation. God bless.

Sunil Gavaskar – June 2020

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A New Initiative – Mind Training sessions for Mumbai’s Young Cricketers

Cricket like any other sport is a highly competitive sport. Even though it is a team sport, each individual is expected to perform a specific task under certain conditions. This creates a lot of stress and sometimes disappointment especially among the young aspiring cricketers.

Chairman’s Report

As a Cricket Journalist, I have covered Mumbai Cricket for over 50 years and the hard work and dedication of stakeholders, coaches, umpires, groundsmen, scorers has fascinated me. The BCCI and the MCA do a phenomenal job to support these people at the National and Regional Level respectively. However, the efforts of some of these individuals at the grass root level go unnoticed and they are left with little or no support.

Our Mission

  • To raise a corpus to extend a helping hand to those who have contributed to Mumbai cricket, having dedicated their working life for the love of the game but have due to unfortunate circumstances fallen on hard times and now are in dire need.
  • This will include coaches, umpires, groundsmen (maalis), players, scorers, statisticians and others.

For Donations

  • Donations can be made via payment link here

Benefits from Contributing

We will acknowledge your contribution on our website and any other forms of social media as well as traditional platforms

Contributions made to a Charitable Institution can be claimed as a deduction under Sec 80G of the Income Tax Act by any assesse. These donations are eligible for 50% deduction subject to 10% of adjusted Gross total Income. The Institution has to satisfy conditions mentioned in Sec 80G(S).

  • A company registered under the provisions of the Companies Act is required to mandatorily contribute 2% of its profits to CSR activities
  • CSR money can come in only three years after the Foundation has been registered
    as 3 years audited financial statement is required

Board of Trustees

  • Mak as he is popularly known among his friends and fraternity, has been a leading sports journalist for more than 50 years.
  • He has conceptualized & executed projects for BCCI and Mumbai Cricket Association.
  • He launched Talent Resource Development Wing on behalf of the BCCI in 2002  to unearth talent from the villages and districts. M S Dhoni was one of them.
  • Was instrumental in setting up cricket academies at the grassroots level.
  • His vision – “To support players, coaches, umpires and maalis who are over 70 and have served Mumbai cricket”.
  • Shailesh V. Shrikhande is the Deputy Director of Tata Memorial Hospital. He is Professor of Surgery and Head of GI and HPB Surgery at the Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai, India
  • He is recognised globally for his work on pancreatic surgery and published over 230 papers in some of the leading international journals. He has given 50 live operative demonstrations in teaching workshops predominantly on complex pancreatic surgery. Apart from over 500 invited lectures & orations around the world, he has contributed over 60 book chapters and edited 4 books on Digestive and Pancreatic Cancers. In recognition of his work on Digestive Cancer Surgery in India, he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS – ad eundem) of England in 2014
  • He is the President of Indian Chapter of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) and also the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the international body
  • He is tasked with building the New Tata Memorial Hospital over the next 4 years
  • An avid cricket enthusiast, he represented MUMBAI under 15 and under 17 cricket teams in the 80s and continues to play cricket for Tata Memorial Hospital cricket team and has been responsible for conducting educational cricket tours abroad not just for doctors but also for less privileged staff of the hospital
  • Abhijit is a practising Chartered Accountant and a law graduate with over 30 years post qualification experience
  • He started as an entrepreneur managing his family business for 5 years, consulted for the next 16 years, headed Internal Audit and CFO positions for next 5 years at Aditya Birla Financial Services
  • He has been speaking at professional forums, management schools and Staff training colleges of Banks on Governance, Risk, Controls, Ethics and Fraud
  • He has also contributed to various professional articles, Guidances and Journals
  • He is passionate about all sports especially cricket. Having followed the game for many years, he has a strong belief in his understanding of the finer aspects of cricket
  • Salil was in the Mumbai Ranji Team under Ravi Shastri, has captained Mumbai University, and played for Dadar Union. He has represented the West Zone in the Vizzy Trophy as well as the Under 22
  • He is passionate about sports and is now an active marathon runner, having participated in half marathons across the country
  • He has an MBA from the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management and has over 25 years of industry experience in senior management and leadership roles
  • Currently as the CEO & Executive Director of a leading private sector financial services company, he brings to the table a solid organization-building experience and a keen enthusiasm to give back to his beloved sport
  • Amit represented Mumbai in under 15 & under 17 cricket and continues to play the sport
  • He has an MBA from Mumbai University and has 25 years of corporate experience in senior management and leadership position
  • Currently he is the CEO of a luxury lifestyle brand and has worked for global brands such as Montblanc and Villeroy & Boch across India and Middle East
  • His expertise lies in conceptualizing and launching premium / luxury retail formats
  • He is a keen blogger and a voracious reader
  • He is both passionate and determined to give back to the game that has shaped his thinking and his approach to life


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Fredun De Vitre

Between 1969 & 1993, Fredun commentated on All India Radio and Doordarshan for cricket Test matches and ODIs, as also for the Himalayan Motor Rally and various other sports events. He presented the popular weekly sports program ‘Sports Round Up’..


Ravi Savant

Between 1969 & 1993, Fredun commentated on All India Radio and Doordarshan for cricket Test matches and ODIs, as also for the Himalayan Motor Rally and various other sports events. He presented the popular weekly sports program ‘Sports Round Up’..