The second edition of Mumbai Indiansâ€™ grassroots initiative MI Junior 2020 will expand to Nagpur and Pune with an introduction of an additional Under-16 boys category. The Pune and Nagpur legs will be held from February 12 and February 17 respectively. Winner of each category city leg will qualify for the play-offs and finals in Mumbai, scheduled from March 16, 2020.
Over 200 school teams will compete in 375 matches across the three categories vying for top honours. Players from both winning teams got an opportunity to visit the home of Mumbai Indians â€” Wankhede Stadium to train with the Mumbai Indians support staff ahead of the IPL 2019.
The MI Junior in its inaugural year was held in two categories â€” U-14 Boys and U16 Girls in Mumbai in 2019. The tournament will be played in three city legs â€“ Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations, Zaheer Khan inaugurated the MI Junior 2020 edition at the National Cricket Club, Cross Maidan in Mumbai on Monday.