IPL franchise Mumbai Indians will take part in T20I cricket leagues in South Africa and United Arab Emirates earlier this year.

Mumbai Indians ‘One Family’ is set to debut in its inaugural season in January 2023 under the names MI Emirates and MI Cape Town. West Indies great Kieron Pollard has been named as the captain of MI Emirates. While Afghanistan star Rashid Khan has been given the responsibility of captaining MI Cape Town. MI announced this on Friday.

IPL franchise Mumbai Indians is all set to field its teams in South Africa and UAE T20I cricket leagues early this year. This would help Mumbai Indians become one of the most successful franchises in global cricket.

Akash Ambani announced –

Announcing this, Akash Ambani said, “MI Global will be developed as “One Family” for the cricket season 2023. Both our captains have a wonderful mix of talent, experience and passion. I am sure both Pollard and Rashid will take the MI family forward.”

MI fielded two teams for ILT20 and SA20 –

MI Emirates includes the best players like Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Trent Boult and Imran Tahir. Will make his debut in ILT20 starting January 13, 2023.

On the other hand, Rashid Khan’s MI Cape Town includes Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brewis, Rassie van der Dussen as well as strong players like Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone. The SA20 season will begin on January 10, 2023, with MI set to play the opening game in Cape Town.

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