Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

Five-time India Premier League champions, Mumbai Indians will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in their next fixture at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday, April 16. Mumbai, who after having a disappointing start to the season will now look forward to marking their second win in the tournament in the Sunday’s clash. The Sunday clash is special in its own way as Mumbai Indians will be dedicating this match to underprivileged girls, and a massive 19,000 girls will be present in the stadium during the game, under their initiative “Women in Sports”. 

Mumbai Indians’ owner, Nita Ambani, while addressing the MI dressing room requested the players to play for the girls. In her address she said, "We have underprivileged girls only coming. So, we are going to play for these girls because, in women's cricket, I realised how and what difficulties the girls face to make it anywhere in cricket, to be recognized, whether it's at training, whether it's getting a kit to play or how long do they have to travel from their villages to reach a coach. So, I thought we should dedicate this game to our girls who want to make it into sports."

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Not only this, as a part of their initiative, Harmanpreet Kaur, who leads Mumbai Indians in the Women’s Premier League will also be present alongside Rohit Sharma, MI’s captain in the IPL, during the toss. 

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians, who hold the record of winning maximum IPL titles have managed to win only one match in this season. They defeated Delhi Capitals to register their first win in this edition of the Indian Premier League.