T20 Mumbai League owners threaten boycott, want MCA’s partner out
Written by Devendra Pandey
| Mumbai |

Updated: February 19, 2020 8:10:46 am

The Apex Council of MCA will determine on the problem on February 24. (The 2019 ultimate was performed between North Mumbai Panthers and Sobo Supersonics on May 26. Photo: T20 Mumbai)

The Mumbai Cricket Association will determine whether or not it ought to snap ties with its partner Probability Sports which had marketed and run the franchise-based T20 Mumbai League.

All the eight franchises had formally complained to MCA about their displeasure with functioning of Probability Sports and have threatened to boycott the match if MCA doesn’t shed its partner and takes full cost of the league. The MCA, which had mentioned the problem on February 18, will let its Apex Council take the ultimate name on February 24. Probability Sports is a consortium led by IIFL Investment Managers and Wizcraft Groups that was shaped in 2018 to partner MCA to launch and run the T20 league.

In a letter signed by all group owners, and representatives and submitted to MCA president Vijay Patil, the franchises said their resolution.

“We all team owners of the T20 Mumbai League have decided that unless MCA is not taking charge of the league, we owners will not be participating in the league henceforth under probability sports. We hope you will appreciate of the harsh decision on behalf of us and the positive decision for the interest of Mumbai cricket.” The most up-to-date trigger for turmoil was the termination of two groups by Probability Sport for allegedly failing to clear excellent dues.

“Recently two teams’ contract were terminated and MCA didn’t know about this. How can they take such decision? We all bought a team looking at MCA and probability sports. We now feel that its high time MCA takes full charge of the tournament. Let them deal with us and not some other company,” Mallik mentioned. The Apex Council of MCA will determine on the problem on February 24.

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