Cricket – Big B Buys Mumbai Team
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Veteran Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has now become the owner of Mumbai team in the first edition of the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL).
Sharing a picture of himself alongside Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, he wrote in the caption, “What an exciting and most noble, filled with courage and care, concept, the initiation of the ISPL – the Street Premier league.”
“An opportunity for them that exhibited their capacity on the streets, gullies, and makeshift homemade pitches to play cricket, now to get selected for a team professionally and exhibit their talent in formal setups before the millions the world over. For me an honor and a privilege to be with Mumbai as Team Owner, and to be privy to the surge of talent erupt, for a grand visionary future (sic),” he added.
The ISPL is India’s first tennis ball T10 cricket tournament that will be played inside a stadium. It will feature 19 matches, with a line-up of six teams – Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, and Srinagar.
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar owns the Srinagar team in the league.