[caption id="attachment_667259" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/saif.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-667259" alt="Saif Ali Khan at the launch of MCA's cricket league IANS" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/saif.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Saif Ali Khan at the launch of MCA's cricket league IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Wednesday launched its first ever T20 Mumbai League, to be held from January 4 to 9 in Mumbai. MCA has appointed the consortium of IIFL Investment Managers and its associated companies through a special purpose entity (IIFL Group), the Lead Member of the Consortium and Wizcraft Group to plan and execute the league in its entirety, a release said. <p></p> <p></p>The consortium will be represented under the name and banner of Probability Sports LLP. The league will give a platform to Mumbai players to showcase their skills and talent and put themselves in the shop window for bigger opportunities in the IPL as well as the Indian team. <p></p> <p></p>"Mumbai has considerable talent and there are a lot of local boys who are fantastic but do not get the opportunity on a bigger stage. This league will give them a chance to showcase their talent and give them an opportunity to move ahead in life," MCA President Ashish Shelar said in a statement. <p></p> <p></p>The league will divide the city into six zones which are Mumbai North West, Mumbai North East, Mumbai North, Mumbai North Central, Mumbai South and Mumbai South Central respectively. <p></p> <p></p>MCA will provide a list of the best Mumbai origin local club talent with several IPL players in the mix. They will be placed in a central player pool to then join the teams. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2018-mumbai-indians-part-ways-with-jonty-rhodes-667230"] <p></p> <p></p>The league will consist of six teams playing on a round robin basis. The top two teams in the league with the most points accumulated will play a final match to decide the winner. <p></p> <p></p>The opening ceremony will take place on January 2 and the matches will begin from January 4. There will be three matches played in a day at the Wankhede Stadium followed by the final on January 9. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking at the launch, Karan Bhagat, Founder, CEO - IIFL Wealth Management Limited said: "India lives cricket and we are very excited to be part of this tremendous opportunity to create another platform for players of Mumbai to showcase their talent and shine bright."