Indians from Mumbai expand #OneFamily with New York franchise
Mumbai Indians, owned by Reliance Industries Limited, today announced the proposed addition of a fifth cricket franchise – MI New York – to the growing New York-based MI #OneFamily. The team will participate in the inaugural edition of Major League Cricket (MLC), subject to performing usual due diligence; Negotiate and execute final binding agreements and obtain necessary corporate, regulatory and third party approvals and compliances.
Mr. Nita M Ambani said, “I am delighted to welcome our New York based franchise to the growing MI family! As we enter the premier league of cricket in the US, I hope we can establish Mumbai Indians as a global brand for fearless and fun cricket! This is another fresh start for MI and I look forward to the exciting journey that lies ahead.”
Committed to spreading and promoting cricket around the world, the MI #OneFamily is growing stronger every day. MI New York will be the fifth franchise after Mumbai Indians (IPL), MI Cape Town (SA20), MI Emirates (ILT20) and Mumbai Indians (WPL) across three different continents, four different countries and five different leagues.
Mumbai Indians are one of the most followed global cricket brands with nearly 50 million digital fans around the world supporting and cheering on their #Onefamily of teams playing cricket in prestigious franchise leagues around the world for 6 months throughout the year play world. Since 2009, Mumbai Indians has grown its brand equity by 99% (Brand Finance) and is the partner of choice for brands around the world looking to build their stories and tell the world.
Major League Cricket will be the first professional Twenty20 cricket championship in the United States. Major League Cricket’s inaugural season begins in summer 2023. For more information, visit www.majorleaguecricket.com.
About Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians owned by Reliance Industries Limited operates the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With the recent addition of #OneFamily, MI now has five T20 teams in four countries including MI Emirates in the International League T20, MI Cape Town in SA20, Mumbai Indians in the Women’s Premier League and MI New York in the Major League of the US will debut cricket in 2023.
Over the past 16 years, Mumbai Indians has grown into the most consistent cricket franchise, maintaining its No. 1 position with seven titles including a record 5 IPL trophies and two Champions League T20 titles. Brand Finance, a global brand valuation agency, recently gave Mumbai Indians an AA brand strength rating and has rated Mumbai Indians with double brand equity with a 99% growth since 2009.
MI has a strong digital presence with over 50 million fans – the popular #MIPaltan – from around the world. High stakeholder trust, brand investments, fan engagement and performance make MI a brand that brings immense value to the global cricket ecosystem.
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