Dilip Vengsarkar played 116 Tests and 129 ODIs for India © AFP
Dilip Vengsarkar played 116 Tests and 129 ODIs for India © AFP

Mumbai: Former India  skipper Dilip Vengsarkar was today appointed as the chief mentor of the T20 Mumbai League, which will be played here between March 11-21. The announcement was made by the Mumbai Cricket Association and Probability Sports India Private Limited (PSIPL). Vengsarkar, fondly called ‘colonel’, represented Mumbai and later India and also served as the Chairman of the Selection Committee.

On his appointment, Vengsarkar said, “As the Chief Mentor, I aim to encourage and nurture young cricketers for successful performances on home turf. This is a great platform for Mumbai cricketers to shine and make a mark early on in their careers, leading to a promising future.”

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as the ambassador of the League while legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar will be the League Commissioner.