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Kambli to mentor Mumbai T20 League franchise

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Former star Kambli will make a comeback to competitive cricket, this time as a mentor, when the Park Lions start their campaign in the inaugural T20 League here on Monday.

"I am really excited to guide and share my experience with Park Lions team. The team is filled with great talent. has always proven record of scouting and bringing forth the young talents at national stage. Through Park Lions, we aim to achieve the same," Kambli said on Sunday.

The former left-hander called on his boys to give their best in this tournament, as it may push them on to bigger platforms like the (IPL).

"It is a big platform, hope they enjoy and get exposure. They can showcase their talent. It is a learning process. If they do well here they will get bigger platforms like the IPL as well", Kambli said.

The Shivaji Park Lions team will be led by Mumbai's consistent middle-order batsman

The squad also includes Shivam Dube, Sufiyan Sheikh, Hardik Tamore, Royston Dias,Swapnil Salvi, Akhil Rajput, Raunaq Sharma, Bravish Shetty, Ajinkya Beloshe, Siddharth Akre, Sagar Trivedi, Shams Mulani, Pratik Prabhu, Alpesh Ramjani, Vishal Dabholkar, Paul Valthaty, Tanush Kotian, and

The team will be coached by Raghavan.

The inaugural season of the T20 League will consist of six teams -- Shivaji Park Lions, North Mumbai Panthers, Arcs Andheri, Sobo Supersonics, Mumbai North East Triumph Knights and Namo Bandra Blasters.

The six franchises will play each other once in the league phase, with the top four teams qualifying for the play-offs, which will be held on March 19 and 20, followed by the final on March 21.

The matches will be held at the from March 11-21.



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 18:22 IST