The Mumbai Cricket Association has written to the BCCI about their concerns over picking the team for the Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy. Based on the schedule announced by the BCCI last week, the age-group tournament is set to start in the first week of October. According to reports, the monsoons in the western part of the country not expected to end till September and the teams in the West Zone like Mumbai are likely to struggle with conducting their selection trials or tournaments on time. MCA joint-secretary Dr Unmesh Khanvilkar said that they have written to the BCCI explaining their problem. He said It rains in Mumbai till the month of September and if the matches for the under-16 tournament start in the first week of October grounds will not be ready to conduct games. The Vijay Merchant Trophy has historically been held in the last week of November. But the BCCI’s new calendar has advanced the tournament significantly, and it’ll be held between October 3 and December 14. There will be a total of 97 matches across the country.