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IPL Desk in Mumbai 22 January 2013 - 10:54am IST

Kumble is MI's new Chief Mentor

Former India skipper joins Mumbai franchise

Mumbai Indians today appointed the former Indian captain and leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the team’s Chief Mentor ahead of the start of Pepsi IPL 2013 season. 

The 42-year-old Kumble not only holds the record of being the highest Indian wicket taker in both Test as well as ODI but is also a highly respected sportsman world over for his enormous experience and cricketing intelligence.

Commenting on his appointment, Anil Kumble said, “In my discussion with Reliance Group Management, I find that they have a great and compelling vision for sports in this country, which aligns with my venture Tenvic Sports’ aspirations in making ‘sports’ as the main catalyst of youth development.

“Mumbai Indians is a very competitive team in the IPL with high profile players and committed owners. It’s my honour to join the Mumbai Indians as Chief Mentor and to align our joint interest in making sports as an important agenda in youth development. I look forward to the new assignment,” added Kumble.

Mrs. Nita Ambani, Mumbai Indians said, “In Anil Kumble, we have a new Chief Mentor who has extensive cricketing knowledge not only as a player of international stature but also as an able administrator. He is one of India’s leading sporting icons and we have great pleasure in having him on board.”

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