President Sixers team from here will be representing the town in Mangalore Premier League tournament being organised at New Mangalore Port Trust stadium at Panambur starting from December 17. The team, which boasts of players from different states, some of whom are backed by the experience of having played for Indian Premier League, has a total strength of 37. A programme to unveil the team and dedicate it to the world was organised at the premises of the Government Higher Primary School, Koteshwar near here on the evening of Monday December 12.
Veteran Bollywood actor, Suneil Shetty, officially inaugurated the team by releasing its T-shirt. The T-shirt which flew in through the drone, was unveiled by Shetty in the presence of an impressive gathering. Speaking on the occasion, the actor noted that cricket happens to be a global level sport. “President Sixers is a team representing this region. People living on the coast, in addition to encouraging the team, should also shower their affection on it. Everyone should watch the MPL matches being held at Mangaluru and encourage their team,” he advised.