Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) today announced that 2 new teams will be added to the T20 Mumbai League which debuted last year, taking the number of teams participating to eight in total. The 2nd edition of the league will be held from 14th May to 26th May 2019 to be played at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Adding to the current squad of six teams, the newly introduced teams will represent the constituencies of Mumbai Western Suburbs and Mumbai Eastern Suburbs, respectively. MCA will invite bids from interested parties, as per the criteria put down in the ‘Invitation to Bid’ (ITB) document that will be available for pick-up by interested parties from the MCA office in Mumbai. The bid documents are available for collection from 18th April 2019 till 24th April 2019.
The inaugural year saw a slew of impressive performances by young domestic players; Triumph Knights Mumbai North East emerged as the champions in season 1, and local hero Shivam Dubey was crowned player of the series.
Mumbai Cricket Association feels that following a robust launch of the Mumbai T20 League last year, the addition of two new teams in 2019 symbolizes growth of the League and also embodies the sporting spirit of Mumbaikars. It endeavors to provide a platform to budding players in aamchi Mumbai, and see them emerging as rising stars of cricket. They wish all the interested prospects good luck, and invite them to tender for the two new teams.
Launched in 2018, T20 Mumbai League is a Mumbai based cricket league played in Twenty20 format which aims to build a platform for future superstars of cricket, highlighting the best local cricket talent of Mumbai. The inaugural edition of the league saw Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador. Featuring Indian international cricketers like Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw, all matches were held at the magnificent Wankhede Stadium. Aiming to identify, develop and promote cricketers at the grassroots level, the forthcoming editions will continue to contribute in the true cricketing spirit of Mumbai. Probability Sports will plan, market and execute T20 Mumbai League in its entirety and ensure its grand success