Former Indian skipper and chief selector –Dilip Vengsarkar has been appointed as Chief Mentor of T20 Mumbai League on Friday (9 March). The T20 tournament is scheduled to be played from March 11-21 in Mumbai.
The Mumbai Cricket Association and Probability Sports India Private Limited (PSIPL) has announced the appointment of former Indian cricketer after roping in Sachin Tendulkar as Ambassador and Sunil Gavaskar as League Commissioner of the tournament.
As per PTI, Vengsarkar said about his appointment, “As the Chief Mentor, I aim to encourage and nurture young cricketers for successful performances on home turf. This is a great platform for Mumbai cricketers to shine and make a mark early in their careers, leading to a promising future.”
They will share the stage together on Saturday (10 March) during the opening ceremony of the T20 tournament while the tournament opener will be played on Sunday in Mumbai.
There are total six teams in the league -Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North- Central, Mumbai South-Central and Mumbai South in the tournament, while mentors are Sandeep Patil, Zaheer Khan, Vinod Kambli, Lalchand Rajput, Sameer Dighe and Amol Muzumdar.
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).
For a league that is going to last all of 11 days, starting March 11, and with each of the six franchises already having a high-profile mentor, it is intriguing to see if Vengsarkar will actually have a role to play in the league.