Mumbai Cricket Association Allows Coaches To Be Part Of T20 League
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has allowed the coaches associated with it to be part of the Mumbai T20 league.
The report in Mid-day confirms that the board will not stop coaches associated with it to be part of the T20 league.
Earlier, it was deemed that the board might not allow coaches to be associated with the league following the footsteps of BCCI.
Until last IPL, the coaches associated with BCCI were allowed to join IPL team’s backroom staff.
Rahul Dravid, R Sridhar, Patrick Farhat were part of IPL coaching staff, associated with different teams.
However, later, BCCI came out with a rule that a coach associated with BCCI would not be allowed to be part of any other team.
This saw all the three coaches leaving their job in IPL.
When Bharat Arun was appointed as the bowling coach of India, he had to leave his job at Royal Challengers Bangalore.
With BCCI adhering to this rule, it seemed like Mumbai coaches would not be allowed to be part of the T20 league, but they have been allowed to ply their trade in the league.
The inaugural T20 league will kick off on March 11, and the final will be played on March 21.
All the matches of the tournament will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, inaugurated the league yesterday. He is the brand ambassador of the league.
The auction for the tournament will take place soon.
Indian players like Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer are also expected to be part of the auction.
Only local players are allowed to be part of the league, which means that Wasim Jaffer and Sarfaraz Khan will not play the tournament.
They play for Vidarbha and Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket, respectively.
Many of the Ranji trophy players will be part of the T20 league, which is expected to be a great success.
There are chances of the T20 tournament having a live telecast as well.
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