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Mumbai Indians Gets New Players Onboard and Offers IPL Tickets Exclusively for Jio Users

March 17, 2017

Reliance Jio is emerging as one of the biggest telecom companies in India. The company is promoting its telecom services along with a host of apps created for Jio users. One of the main ones is its mobile wallet app, JioMoney.

Mumbai Indian IPL tickets on JioMoney

Reliance Jio owner Mukesh Ambani also owns Mumbai Indians, a team of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The JioMoney app is also an official partner of the Mumbai Indians team.

From 16th March 2017, the tickets for home matches of Mumbai Indians at IPL 2017 will be exclusively available for JioMoney users. The offer will be open for the initial six days and would last until 21st March 2017. Post that, tickets will be made available for other customers as well. These bookings are for the home matches of Mumbai Indians, which will be held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

The ticket price ranges from INR 800 for Sunil Gavaskar Stand to INR 8000 for Sachin Tendulkar Hospitality Stand. The prices for box tickets begin at INR 12,000 and go up to INR 30,000.

Home matches of Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians team has its home matches on 9th April with Kolkata Knight Riders, 12th April with Sunrisers Hyderabad, 16th April with Gujarat Lions, 24th April with Rising Pune Supergiants, 1st May with Royal Challengers Bangalore, 6th May with Delhi Daredevils, and 11th May with Kings XI Punjab.

The tickets for the match on 16th April won’t be available as Nita Ambani led Reliance Foundation has booked the entire stadium for underprivileged children under its Education For All (EFA) initiative on that day.

New players in the team

Mumbai Indians has won the IPL twice. For 2017, the team bought 7 new players in the IPL auction. It has arranged a backup player for all the positions. The team retained the 20 players of its squad and bought new players for INR 8.2 crores. Mumbai Indians had a budget of INR 11.55 crores.

As a middle order batsman, the team got Saurabh Tiwary. It also got leg-spinner, Karn Sharma. In addition to this, the team brought onboard a foreign fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson, who had been a part of Mumbai Indians earlier. Besides, they also got an all-rounder K. Gowtham for INR 2 crores.

Akash Ambani believes that Gowtham will be an asset for the team. Other players added to the Mumbai Indians team are Sri Lankan all-rounder Asela Gunaratne, Delhi bowler Kulwant Khejroliya, and West Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran.

Mumbai Indians team for IPL 2017

The entire team of Mumbai Indians is led by its skipper Rohit Sharma. The other players include Harbhajan Singh, Parthiv Patel, Jitesh Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Nitish Rana, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shreyas Gopal, Kieron Pollard, Karn Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Siddhesh Lad, J. Suchith, Deepak Punia, Krunal Pandya, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Mitchell Johnson, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran,Lasith Malinga, Asela Gunaratne, K. Gowtham, and Kulwant Khejroliya.

Summary

IPL 2017 ticket bookings for home matches of Mumbai Indians are open exclusively for JioMoney users for the initial six days.

Nita Ambani – Brand Ambassador for Saakshar Bharat

July 27, 2010

According to the blueprint prepared by the ministry earlier this week, Nita Ambani, wife of Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani and co-owner of Mumbai Indians; Priyanka Vadra, daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi; Supriya Sule, member of Parliament (MP) and daughter of agriculture minister Sharad Pawar; and M. Kanimozhi, MP and daughter of Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi; will be approached for key roles in “Saakshar Bharat”, which will have a specific focus on women. All of them said they have not been approached directly so far.

They would be requested to campaign for the mission, which was launched in September by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The names of the mission’s ambassadors are likely to be announced on 8 September, International Literacy Day.

Saakshar Bharat, aims to make 70 million adults (60 million being women) literate in three years and will be implemented in 365 of the country’s 619 districts. While India’s average overall literacy rate is 65.3%, for females it’s 54.28%. In the targeted districts, female literacy is less than 50%. The scheme has already been rolled out in 167 districts in the first week of April and is expected to cost Rs6,000 crore.

Nita Ambani’s office declined to comment. However, the ministry appears to be optimistic.

“We have zeroed in on these icons because we believe that this scheme will be successful if individuals who have sufficiently high profile as well as are committed to the cause are nominated as Saakshar ambassadors,” said a senior ministry official requesting anonymity. The official also said that the ministry wants Nita Ambani and Vadra to be ambassadors at the national level, others will be approached to be goodwill ambassadors at the state level. Some sports personalities will also be roped in later.

They will be expected to pro-actively participate in mass mobilization, undertake visits to some villages to influence teachers and learners, and help motivate private firms to contribute to the programme under their corporate social responsibility schemes. The ministry note points out that Nita Ambani can be “very effective in promoting the private sector initiative and mobilization of resources” for the adult literacy mission.