Chennai: With a fortnight to go for the much-awaited T20 Mumbai League, Sachin Tendulkar, League Ambassador was part of a celebratory atmosphere at Taj Lands End today. Mumbai’s very own internationally acclaimed cricketing legend encouraged participation and spoke on the upcoming league, and the importance of such platforms for aspiring young Mumbai cricketers.
Probability Sports India Private Limited, a consortium of Probability Sports and Wizcraft, hosted this event in the presence of distinguished guests including Ashish Shelar, President, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA); Yatin Shah, Founder and Executive Director – IIFL Investment Managers; and Kadar Makani, CEO – Probability Sports.
The city-based T20 Mumbai League, conducted with the approval and sanction of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and under its aegis, is a much-awaited sporting event with six teams participating in the inaugural season. The league is scheduled to take place between 11th and 21st March 2018 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. The teams will be from Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, and Mumbai South. Invitation to Bid for team ownership was conducted recently, and successful bidders will be announced after a detailed evaluation of the bids.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashish Shelar, President, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) said, “The T20 Mumbai League is a fantastic platform to blend established, and promote budding cricket stars of Mumbai. The Mumbai Cricket Association is happy to organise and promote this league where our Mumbaikar players get an opportunity to demonstrate their caliber of cricket and get acknowledged in front of home crowds. The interest from players from across the city is immense; clearly, countdown to the commencement of the league has begun!”
Sachin Tendulkar, League Ambassador said, “Being associated with the T20 Mumbai League and motivating these young players is an honour for me. The Mumbai brand of cricket is iconic, and has stood the test of time through decades. This being home, Mumbai has a very special place in my heart. Training, supporting and preparing emerging cricketers through platforms such as the T20 Mumbai League will help Mumbai and also India stay on the top in cricket. This league is definitely the beginning of a beautiful tomorrow!”
Yatin Shah, Founder and Executive Director – IIFL Investment Managers said, “IIFL is delighted to support Probability Sports, an organization which is managing a large scale league such as the T20 Mumbai League. Probability Sports aims to promote talented cricketers of the city to play a competitive league to develop their cricketing skills and prepare them for a bright future in the International cricket.”
Kadar Makani, CEO – Probability Sports said. “Having Sachin Tendulkar amidst us today is a proud moment for all of us associated in the creation of this league. With just 16 days left for the commencement of the league, we are extremely excited, and promise Mumbaikars a league of their own that they can be proud of!”
The T20 Mumbai League is conceptualised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), partnered with Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., and Probability Sports.