Sachin Tendulkar has been named the brand ambassador for the upcoming Mumbai T20 League.
The organisers have announced the association with the “God of Cricket” a day after inviting the bids for the franchisee rights.
“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,” Tendulkar was quoted as saying in a media release.
The league, scheduled from March 11 to 28 is to be organised by Probability Sports India, 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.
Kadar Makani, CEO, Probability Sports India, 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.”
The organisers of the league have invited bids from interested parties for awarding six teams to enroll and participate in the T20 Mumbai League.
Bids invited from prospective team owners: 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).