Reliance Industries Limited – the proud owner of Mumbai Indians unveils their name and brand identity for their two new franchises in UAE and Cricket South Africa’s T20 leagues.
Mumbai Indians Owners Named their Franchise as MI Emirates and MI Cape Town
Reliance Industries Limited have bagged the rights to own a team in both UAE’s International League T20 and in Cricket South Africa T20 League. The franchise have named their teams as ‘MI Emirates’ in UAE’s International League T20 and ‘MI Cape Town’ in Cricket South Africa T20 League
The franchise also confirms that their jersey will adorn the iconic blue and gold of the team.
‘MI Emirates’ and ‘MI Cape Town’ – these names were chosen as they call out the specific regions from where the teams will be based. The teams, ‘MI Emirates’ or phonetically “MY Emirates” and ‘MY Cape Town’ respectively, are dedicated to fans across both the Emirates and Cape Town.
The new entities take the iconic Mumbai Indians identity and weaves in the local influence. The global expansion of #OneFamily will bring to the leagues the ethos and the values that have helped elevate Mumbai Indians to be one of the most loved teams in franchise cricket.
Said Mrs. Nita M. Ambani, Director of Reliance Industries, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome ‘MI Emirates’ & ‘MI Cape Town’, the newest additions to our #Onefamily.
For us, MI goes beyond cricket. It embodies the ability to dream, be fearless and foster a positive attitude in life. I am sure that both MI Emirates and MI Cape Town will embrace the same ethos and take MI’s global cricket legacy to even greater heights!”
MI Cape Town – Players Signings
Later the MI management confirmed the signings with additional information that Dewald Brevis is the uncapped player in their five permitted retentions.
“I’m excited as we begin our journey in building “MI Cape Town”. With our direct player signings, we have taken the first step towards building the MI philosophy — having a strong core around which the team will be planned.
I am glad to welcome Rashid, Kagiso, Liam, Sam, to the #OneFamily and happy to have Dewald continue with us on this new journey,” Akash Ambani, chairman of Reliance Jio, said.