India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been named as the brand ambassador of the upcoming T20 Mumbai League and he reckons that the T20 tournament will provide a fine platform for the talented cricketers of the Mumbai city.
during the media release, Tendulkar said, “It’s always a pleasure to be associated with the Mumbai Cricket Association. The T20 Mumbai League will not only entertain cricket fans but also provide a great platform to the talented young cricketers in Mumbai.”
The upcoming T20 league is scheduled to commence from March 11 to 28 is to be organized by Sports India Pvt Ltd, a consortium of IIFL Group as Lead Member and Wizcraft, with the approval and sanction of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and under its aegis.
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According to the release, team owners may bid for the right to operate up to three different teams and the highest successful bid, if any, will be accepted, permitting the successful bidder to operate one team in the league
Bids have been invited for six teams to enroll and participate in the League. The teams will be from Mumbai-North (Malad, Kandivali, Borivali, and Dahisar), Mumbai North-West (Andheri, Versova, Jogeshwari and Goregaon), Mumbai North-East (Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund), Mumbai North-Central (Kurla, Bandra, Santacruz and Vile Parle), Mumbai South-Central (Wadala, Dadar, Mahim, Sion and Chembur) and Mumbai-South (Colaba, Byculla, Malabar Hill and Worli).
The T20 league was launched in last December at Mumbai. The initial date of the inaugural tournament was early January in this year, but now the tournament opener has shifted in March.
Talking about the association with Tendulkar, Probability Sports’ CEO, Kadar Makani said, “We are delighted and privileged to welcome Sachin Tendulkar on board as the League Ambassador of the T20 Mumbai League. His unmatched popularity and vast knowledge of the game will play an integral part in motivating players of the league.”