Sunil Gavaskar named as Commissioner of T20 Mumbai League

Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw and Abhishek Nayar will also play in the T20 Mumbai League.

Sunil Gavaskar was the first Test batsman to score 10,000 runs | Getty Images

Cricket legend –Sunil Gavaskar has been named as the commissioner of the inaugural edition of the T20 Mumbai League, which will be held from March 11-21 in Mumbai. A total of six teams are participating in this league while all the matches of the tournament will be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The T20 Mumbai League will be governed by Probability Sports Private Limited, a group of Probability Sports and Wizcraft, with the permission and support of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

In the Auction, total 119 players were sold, including six icon players, and 30 players who had played First Class cricket, 17 List A Players, while 66 Emerging and Developmental Players for the league.

On Monday (5 March), Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and Probability Sports India Private Limited (PSIPL) have confirmed the appointment of Gavaskar through a media release.

As per PTI, Gavaskar said in the release, “The T20 Mumbai League is a very exciting development in the city's cricketing landscape, and it is thrilling to be a part of it from the inaugural edition itself.”

He signed off by saying, “Mumbai is bursting with talent, and the league will provide the much-needed platform for young cricketers to showcase their skills and scale great heights.”

Currently, the Indian team led by Rohit Sharma is in Sri Lanka to play the Nidahas T20I Tri-series featuring Bangladesh and hosts SriLanka. The series kicks off with the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka while the final game to be played on March 18 at the Premadasa. 


By Rashmi Nanda - 06 Mar, 2018

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