The inaugural edition of T20 Mumbai League is scheduled to begin on this Sunday, 11th March. Star Indian cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyar etc. were bought in the recent auction for this tournament. But just prior to the beginning of the tournament, there is the big question raised on the actualization of the tournament.
The tournament is scheduled to begin on 11th March and it will run till 21st March. Total six teams are scheduled to participate and these teams are Mumbai-North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central and Mumbai-South. Probability Sports India Pvt. Ltd and Wizcraft Group are going to organise this tournament with the approval and sanction of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
However, according to a recent CricTracker report, two different petitions have been filed in the Bombay High Court against this tournament.
A social activist and the president of the All Maharashtra Human Rights Welfare Association Jayesh Mirani has filed a PIL against the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). On the other hand, Nadim Memon, a member of MCA, has filed another petition by demanding a stay order on this tournament.
Jayesh Mirani had earlier written a letter to MCA to inform that one of the committee members had a stake in the Shree Naman Group. Shree Naman Group was the highest bidder to buy a franchise team for this tournament, but later they withdrew from this tournament.
Meanwhile, Nadim Memon has claimed that the MCA Managing Committee did not have the mandatory quorum of eligible members to operate any business. Nadim has claimed that the two-year period of the executive body had expired last year. He also suggested to the court to appoint an administrator to implement the Lodha panel’s reforms.
Now we will look at the full squad of the six participating teams of the tournament
Mumbai North: Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Vijay Gohil, Shivam Malhotra, Yogesh Takawale, Shrideep Mangela, Sairaj Patil, Rakesh Prabhu, Sagar Jadhav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Atish Gawand, Jude Singh, Hersh Tank, Akhtar Shaikh, Yogesh Pawar, Salman Ahmed, Pranay Patil, Saeed Shaikh, Sumeet Dhekale
Mumbai North Central: Shreyas Iyer, Pravin Tambe, Karsh Kothari, Kevin Almeida, Vinit Indulkar, Nikhil Patil, Sidak Singh, Eknath Kerkar, Sachin Yadav, Sagar Chhabria, Agni Chopra, Atul Singh, Aman Hakim Khan, Aishwary Surve, Aniket Redkar, Prashant Bhoir, Shashikant Kadam, Meghan Pednekar, Monil Soni, Azhar Ansari
Mumbai North East: Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Dhumal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Akash Parkar, Praful Waghela, Mohammed Akbar Khan, Shashank Singh, Parikshit Valsangkar, Vinayak Bhoir, Kalpesh Sawant, Atharva Poojari, Atif Attarwala, Sumit Ghadigaonkar, Shikhar Thakur, Vishal Mendigeri, Shahid Shaikh, Prateek Dabholkar, Shivam Nirupam, Vaibhav Singh
Mumbai North West: Rohit Sharma, Shubham Ranjane, Tushar Deshpande, Doraiswamy Subramanian, Iqbal Abdulla, Akhil Herwadkar, Prathamesh Dake, Chinmay Sutar, Arun Yadav, Anup Revandkar, Pardeep Sahu, Parag Khanapurkar, Vineet Sinha, Shashank Attarde, Siddharth Chitnis, Sachin Shinde, Aamir Bhorania, Harshal Soni, Vaibhav Mali, Tanmay Mishra
Mumbai South: Abhishek Nayar, Harmeet Singh, Badre Alam, Rohan Raje, Jay Bista, Bhavin Thakkar, Dhrumil Matkar, Sujit Nayak, Khizer Dafedar, Aakarshit Gomel, Karan Shah, Adeeb Usmani, Japjeet Randhawa, Deepak Shetty, Ankur Singh, Atif Shaikh, Gaurav Jathar, Prasad Pawar, Prashant Naik, Suved Parkar
Mumbai South Central: Siddhesh Lad, Royston Dias, Vishal Dabholkar, Shivam Dubey, Bravish Shetty, Sufiyan Shaikh, Siddharth Akre, Tanush Kotian, Shams Mulani, Sagar Trivedi, Hardik Tamore, Ajinkya Beloshe, Alpesh Ramjani, Akhil Rajput, Bhargav Mehta, Raunaq Sharma, Pratik Prabhu, Siddharth Raut, Swapnil Salvi, Paul Valthaty