T20 Mumbai League: Rajesh Pawar, Paul Valthaty chosen as emerging and development Players

Paul Valthaty has been selected by Mumbai South Central of the T20 Mumbai League in the ‘Emerging and Development Players’ category.

Paul Valthaty is 34 and has played five first class matches in 2011-12 and has been in the wilderness since 2013.   -  AFP

Paul Valthaty, who came up with a champion knock of 120 for Kings XI Punjab against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) some seven years ago in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 2011 in Mohali has been selected by Mumbai South Central of the T20 Mumbai League in the ‘Emerging and Development Players’ category.

Valthaty is 34 and has played five first class matches in 2011-12 and has been in the wilderness since 2013. On Saturday, Mumbai South Central found it fit to buy him for Rs.50000 in the ‘Emerging and Development Players’ category.

Left-arm spinner Rajesh Pawar has been chosen in the ‘Emerging and Development players’ category by Mumbai North. Interestingly, Pawar is 38-year-old.

MCA’s inaugural T20 league is set to start at the Wankhede Stadium on March 11 and a release said that the six franchise teams, each allowed a purse of Rs. 35 lakh, spent a total of Rs 2.03 crores.

It was mandatory upon teams to spend Rs. 30 lakh. Five teams selected 20 players each and one team went for 19. Players were selected in the category of Icon, First Class, List ‘A’, Emerging & Development Players (compulsory) and emerging & Developmental Players.

The teams and money spent by them:

Mumbai North (Money spent: Rs. 33.65 lakh) Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw,Vijay Gohil, Shivam Malhotra,Yogesh Takawale, Shrideep Mangela, Sairaj Patil, Rakesh Prabhu,Sagar Jadhav, Yashasvi Jaiswal,Aatish Gavand,Jude Singh, Hersh Tank,Akhtar Shaikh, Rajesh Pawar, Yogesh Pawar, Salman Ahmed,Pranay Patil, Saeed Shaikh,Sumeet Dhekale.

Mumbai North Central (Rs.31.70 lakh) Shreyas Iyer, Pravin Tambe, Karsh Kothari,Kevin Almeida,Vinit Indulkar,Nikhil Patil, Eknath Kerkar,Sidak Singh,Azhar Ansari, Sachin Yadav,Sagar Chhabaria,Agni Chopra,Atul Singh, Aman Khan,Aishwarya Surve, Aniket Redkar,Prashant Bhoir,Shashikant Kadam,Meghan Pednakar, Modil Soni.

Mumbai North West (Rs.33.95 lakh) Rohit Sharma, Shubham Ranjane,Tushar Deshpande,S.Doraiswamy,Iqbal Abdulla,Akhil Herwadkar, Prathamesh Dake,Vaibhav Mali,Chinmay Sutar,Arun Yadav,Anup Revandkar, Pradeep Sahu,Parag Khanapurkar,Vineer Sinha,Shashank Attarde,Siddharth Chitnis,Sachin Shinde,Amir Bhorania,Tanmay Mishra, Harshal Soni.

Mumbai North East (Rs.34.85 lakh) Suryakumar Yadav, Adhitya Dhumal, Dhaval Kulkarni,Akash Parkar,Praful Waghela, Akbar Khan, Parikshit Valsangkar,Shashank Singh, Vinayak Bhoir,Kalpesh Sawant, Atharva Poojari, Atif Attarwala, Sumit Ghadigaonkar,Shikhar Thakur,Vishal Mendigeri,Shahid Shaikh,Prateek Dabolkar, Shivam Nirupam,Vaibhav Singh

Mumbai South (Rr.34.35 lakh) Abhishek Nayar, Harmeet Singh, Badre Alam,Rohan Raje, Jay Bista, Bhavin Thakkar, Dhrumil Matkar, Sujit Nayak, Khizer Dafedar,Aakarshit Gomel, Adeeb Usmani,Karan Shah, Japjeet Randhawa, Deepak Shetty,Ankur Singh, Atif Shaikh, Gaurav Jathar, Prasad Pawar, Prashant Naik, Suved Parkar.

Mumbai South Central (Rs.34.80 lakh) Siddhesh Lad,  Roystan Dias, Vishal Dabolkar, Sufiyan Shaikh, Shivam Dubey, Bravish Shetty, Siddharth Akre, Tanush Kotian,Shams Mulani, Sairaj Patil,Hardik Tamore,Ajinkya Belose, Bhargav Mehta,Alpesh Ramjani,Akhil Rajput, Rounaq Sharma, Pratik Prabhu, Siddharth Raut, Swapnil Salvi, Paul Valthaty.