T20 Mumbai League to be a platform for flourishing cricketers: Tendulkar

ANI | Updated: Feb 22, 2018 20:22 IST

Mumbai [India], Feb 22 (ANI): Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said that the upcoming T20 Mumbai League would provide the aspiring cricketers an opportunity to express their talent.

Speaking at an event here, Tendulkar said, "Every aspiring child needs to have a platform to express his talent and this league is going to provide that opportunity."

Recently, Tendulkar was named the brand ambassador for the T20 Mumbai League - an intra-city cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association.

"All the youngsters are excited about it. I am extremely delighted that I am standing here as the ambassador of T20 Mumbai League," the former cricketer said.

The 44-year-old added, "I firmly believe that something like this was needed for Mumbai cricket. Mumbai cricket has always led Indian cricket and the numbers are the biggest proof."

The league will begin from March 11 at the icon Wankhede Stadium and six teams will be competing in it.

Representing the city pockets, the teams are - Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, and Mumbai South.

Appreciating the efforts, Tendulkar said if one flourishes at leagues like this, then it can take them to greater heights.

Quoting example of the Indian Premier League (IPL), he said that nobody thought that it would become so big.

Tendulkar said, "It will be fantastic for youngsters especially because I can speak from my example with IPL. When IPL started nobody thought where it is today it will get there. But it is not just one-way traffic." (ANI)