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MCA ties up with Radio station to promote Wankhede Test

Wankhede stadium Mumbai Test
Wankhede stadium. (Photo by Graham Crouch/Getty Images)

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to go the old school way to promote the upcoming fourth Test between India and England. The MCA has signed up with an FM radio station to promote the Wankhede Test which is slated to start from December 8 and the association has signed up with the FM station so that constant interactive activity with public takes place during the course of the Test match.

There is no radio commentary for the Test as All India Radio is not broadcasting the match. Well, no one knows the reason behind it and only the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) can speak about this. The MCA has gone ahead and asked the radio station to conduct programmes to promote the Test. Successful winners will be given free tickets for the Test. There will, of course, be regular updates aired by the FM station.

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Meanwhile, the Indian players have reached Mumbai and there will be a net session at the Wankhede on Tuesday afternoon. As reported by this paper, there are only 14 players in the squad.

While the all the members took part in the session, It was KL Rahul had everyone’s attention. The young Karnataka batsman has been forced to remain in and out of the Tests due to recurring injuries. Rahul  in the last couple months has battled with a hamstring problem which ruled him out of the new Zealand series and later hurt his forearm during practice session after making a return in the Vizag test against England.

He has now recovered enough to take his place at the top of the Indian batting line-up for the fourth Test starting on Thursday. Although his progress is being monitored by Team India’s support staff, the BCCI sources say chances are that he will be available for the Test. Today’s nets could provide an indication.

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