Maharashtra Cricket Association to host Maharashtra Premier League from 15 June

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Pune, May 22, 2023: Maharashtra International Cricketers Kedar Jadhav, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi will be seen in action alongside 100 other cricketers from the state at the Maharashtra Cricket Association promoted Maharashtra Premier League (MPL)

MPL will be held at the iconic MCA International Stadium, Gahunje, Pune from the 15 June 2023.

Mr Rohit Pawar President of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) said it’s a proud moment for me and the MCA to start the Maharashtra Premier League Men’s T20 Cricket Tournament under the aegis of the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) and played on the lines of the glamorous Indian Premier League (IPL). Mr. Kiran Samant, VP of MCA, Mr.Shubhendra Bhandarkar, Hon Secretary of MCA, Mr.Sanjay Bajaj, Treasurer of MCA were present on the occasion.

He further added that The first year will the League will consist of 6 Teams.

The purpose of Maharashtra Cricket Association in organising MPL is to provide a platform for budding cricketers from Maharashtra state to showcase their talent at a professional level and get national recognition, Mr. Pawar added.

To achieve mass viewership and coverage across India, MPL will be broadcast live on National Television channel (DD Sports) & further streamed live on OTT platforms , Mr Pawar informed

The teams will formed through player auctions which will be held on June 5, 2023. Over 200 players from Pune , Aurangabad, Jalgaon , Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Ahmednagar , Beed, Dhule , Buldhana , Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg , Raigad , Solapur have registered for the player auction process .

Pawar also added that to maintain transparency, potential owners shall buy teams through a closed bid system.

We are inviting Maharashtra’s Corporate & Business Houses to participate in the bidding process and own a team in this tournament.