From the fortress of the Wankhede and the hustle of Mumbai city, to our second home at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Mumbai Indians #OneFamily is getting bigger and is expanding its cricketing footprint into the UAE. Owned by Reliance Industries Ltd., this is the first major overseas expansion of IPL’s most-successful club, both on and off the field, in the global franchise-based cricket leagues.
The passion remains the same. The spirit remains the same. The essence remains the same. We are MI Emirates.
Abu Dhabi, and the picturesque Sheikh Zayed cricket stadium with a capacity to house 20000 fans, is set to be our home ground in the Emirates. Established in 2004 and with large grand stands at either end and grass banks on the sides, cricket under floodlights and a packed crowd would be a sight to behold. The 22-yards pitch has generally been very sporting, with the grass on it aiding early movement for the bowlers, with batters enjoying the true bounce and pace it tends to offer.