Dallas: MI New York put on a series of captivating performances to win the inaugural edition of Major League Cricket (MLC) at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas.
On the day of the final, when the men in blue and gold put on a supreme show to clinch the title, team owner Nita M Ambani was pitch side, passionately behind the team, as always. Major League Cricket is United States' T20 cricket league. Its inaugural season was held from July 13 with MI New York beating Seattle Orcas in a pulsating final on Sunday. Speaking on the momentous occasion, Nita Ambani described the atmosphere for the final as ‘unbelievable and really exciting.’
She also hailed the impact of the tournament that has seen some of the best players in the world in action. “Just look at the atmosphere here. It looks like a festival of cricket. I think MLC is a momentous step in the development of cricket in this region. Sport can be a bedrock of society and especially in the U.S. it’s a big part of the culture. So, for us to join hands with MLC and play our role in the growth and development of cricket in this region is fantastic. I’m enjoying every moment of it.”
Mumbai Indians is now a truly global franchise with presence across two genders, three continents, four countries and five leagues. Speaking about the vision behind the same, Nita Ambani said, “It’s been wonderful to see the growth of cricket around the world and especially MI going to the UAE, South Africa and now here in the US. We also have a women’s team which I am very, very proud of. It was so wonderful to see these young girls coming from such diverse backgrounds coming and playing together as a team. It was very heart-warming.”