Dharamsi Morarji Chemicals (DMC) have decided to revive their cricket team after a decade. The company has tied up with a Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) affiliated club, United Cricketers.
The firm has given employment to 17 cricketers, mostly from United. DMC had shut their cricketing activities due to poor performance of the company under strict government norms for fertilizer firms.
Quite a lot of good club cricketers — Kaluram Pagare, Colly Pednekar, Ravi Shetty, Shamsher Nagvekar, Prasad Kanvinde — played for DMC earlier.
DMC CEO Bimal Goculdas said: "When I took over as CEO couple of years ago, I wanted to revive our cricketing team. With the company doing well again, this was the right time to start it. It took me around two years to get in the right people."
Former India skipper Ajit Wadekar, who was one of the chief guests at the function, urged youngsters to be sincere towards the company. "It is not just the performance on the field that matters.
The cricketers have to show good interest towards their workplace as well. It will also encourage more corporates to come forward and support cricketers," said Wadekar.