Sunil Gavaskar Appointed As Commissioner Of Mumbai T20 League
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Sunil Gavaskar, the former India legend, has been announced as the commissioner of the inaugural Mumbai T20 League.

Though, his role as commissioner is still not clear.

He might attend the opening and the final of the league to add the star factor.

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is already associated with the league in the form of brand ambassador.

The addition of Gavaskar has further added to the taste of the inaugural T20 league.

Sunil Gavaskar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, 3rd T20, Cape Town
Sunil Gavaskar has been appointed as commissioner of Mumbai T20 league. Photo Credit: Web.

“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. 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,” said Gavaskar in a release.

The T20 league will be a 10-day affair to be played at Wankhede Stadium from March 11 to 21.

A total of six teams are participating in the league.

The auction for the tournament took place on March 3, where the players were up for sale.

Ajinkya Rahane and Suryakumar Yadav were the highest paid players.

Both the Mumbai batsmen were sold for at the highest price of Rs 7 Lakh.

Rahane will play for Mumbai North while Suryakumar will render his services to Mumbai North East.

India limited-overs vice-captain, Rohit Sharma, was for Rs 6 lakh to Mumbai North West.

Though, he is not available to play the tournament.

He is only available to play the final if his team qualifies for the last game.

Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Centurion, Farhan Behardien
Shardul Thakur went unsold in Mumbai T20 league auction. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Ironically, Shardul Thakur went unsold.

Like Rohit, he will also be in Sri Lanka for Nidahas Trophy; the prime reason behind him going unsold.

Former IPL stalwart, Paul Valthaty, also got a buyer and he will play for Mumbai South Central.

Aditya Tare, Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy captain, went unsold as he is suffering from an injury.

Many of the Ranji Trophy and junior cricketers were sold during the Mumbai T20 league auction.

The T20 league will give an opportunity to players to make a mark and push for their selection in Mumbai state team.

Also, it will also a platform for them to attract the attention of IPL franchises.

Just like we have seen in KPL and TNPL, IPL franchises take a keen interest in these leagues, and the Mumbai league can also change fortunes of performing players.

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