The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), in its Managing Committee meeting, has decided to go soft on the Greater Mumbai Police Sports Club team for arguing with an umpire and later allegedly threatening him during a Dr HD Kanga Cricket League match held on November 22 at Cross Maidan.

"The committee was of the view that they should be given a warning after taking into consideration all factors and hearing all parties involved in it," MCA Honorary Secretary Nitin Dalal said yesterday.

Parsee Gymkhana objected to the conduct of an ex-Mumbai Police player Rajesh Tandel against the umpire, Chandrakant Mhase, who did not officiate the next day's play after being allegedly threatened by strangers. Tandel and the Mumbai Police skipper got into an argument with Mhase, who had warned a Mumbai Police bowler for chucking.