Six teams are taking part in the inaugural edition of the T20 Mumbai League which is to begin on Sunday. Former Mumbai great Sachin Tendulkar, who has been named as League Ambassador, praised the Indian U19 World Cup skipper Prithvi Shaw.
The young batsman will feature only in a part of the tournament as he is set to play for Rest of India in the Irani Cup match against Ranji Trophy Champions Vidarbha at Nagpur from March 14.
"I saw Prithvi Shaw play in New Zealand (in the U19 World Cup). How he has progressed is remarkable", said Tendulkar
All the matches are to be played at the Wankhede Stadium. Some of the famous name featuring in the tournament are Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, and Abhishek Nayar.
"To me, this tournament is the ideal platform for cricketers to express themselves. All sportsmen look for recognition and appreciation and this league will provide them the opportunity. This league is really important for Mumbai cricket", said Tendulkar.
The league's commissioner Sunil Gavaskar, and mentor Dilip Vengsarkar, both former Mumbai and India captains, were also present at the event, along with former Test players Sandeep Patil and Vinod Kambli, mentors of two of the teams.
The final is to be played on March 21.