Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan becomes Mumbai team owner in ISPL

With Amitabh Bachchan joining the ISPL, the league's story becomes more compelling and establishes itself as a cricket extravaganza that defies boundaries.

The Indian Street Premier League (ISPL) has announced the Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan as the owner of the Mumbai team.

Recently, the league also announced Hritik Roshan and Akshay Kumar as owners of the Bengaluru and Srinagar franchises, respectively.

With a further element of star power and charm to the already star-studded cricket tournament, this move promises to take the competition to unprecedented levels.

Starting from March 2 and running through March 9, 2024, in Mumbai, the ISPL would be the country’s first tennis ball T10 cricket competition held inside a stadium. Six strong teams—Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad—will compete in 19 high-stakes matches in the league.

With Amitabh Bachchan joining the ISPL, the league’s story becomes more compelling and establishes itself as a cricket extravaganza that defies boundaries and honours the essence of the game. In the presence of Ashish Shelar, Amol Kale, and League Commissioner Suraj Samat, the ISPL was introduced last month by Ravi Shastri, the Chief Mentor of the league and the former head coach of Team India.

On his association with the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL), Amitabh Bachchan said, “The Indian Street Premier League is a unique initiative that holds the promise of unearthing raw cricketing talent. I am excited to be part of this league and contribute to the growth of cricket at the grassroots level. It’s a thrilling prospect to witness young talents making their mark in this high-energy T10 format.”

With the exception of requiring at least one player in the playing XI to be from the U-19 age group, the league has no age limits and is well-positioned to become a hub for unearthing undiscovered talent from around the nation.

Ashish Shelar, Core Committee Member, Indian Street Premier League, said, “Amitabh Bachchan ji’s entry into the league is a powerful testament to ISPL’s vision of revolutionizing Indian cricket. His participation is set to captivate the nation, drawing the attention of millions who aspire to capitalize on this unique platform. This collaboration ignites the dreams of countless individuals who envision themselves as future stars, contributing to the rich tapestry of Indian cricket.”

Amol Kale, Core Committee Member of the Indian Street Premier League, said, “The entry of Amitabh Bachchan ji into the ISPL marks a glorious moment that significantly elevates the league’s stature. With his iconic presence, we believe the ISPL will not only captivate the nation but also emerge as a powerful platform to groom and nurture potential cricketing talent for India.”

Suraj Samat, ISPL League Commissioner, said, “Amitabh Bachchan ji’s association with the ISPL reflects the league’s commitment to providing a unique and impactful platform for budding cricketers. We are eagerly looking forward to the Mumbai team’s journey under his ownership.”

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