Mumbai Indians news: 'MI Arena' created at Jio World Garden for players and families 

Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have created a bio-secure arena exclusively for the players and their families, the coaching staff and support staff.

Ishan Kishan at MI Arena (Courtesy:
By Samrat Chakraborty | Mar 20, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The most successful franchise in IPL and five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) have created a bio-secure MI area for refreshment and entertainment ahead of the gruelling season. The ‘MI Arena’ has been exclusively set up for the players and their families, the coaching staff and support staff. It has been set-up to encourage team bonding sessions, relaxation and have a balanced life. 

The 13,000 square metre “MI Arena”, will form a part of the secure bio bubble of MI, and has been customized to allow both team and individual areas. It houses a futsal ground, box cricket, pickle ball court, foot volleyball, MI Battleground, golf driving range, mini Golf, a kids zone and MI Cafe, according to an official media release. 

The franchise will also be able to enjoy the services of a team room in the hotel that consists of the art gym, lounge room with massage chairs, gaming consoles, arcade games, indoor basketball shooter, a section for music band, table tennis, pool table, kids play area, café, and a fan wall.

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‘MI Arena’ created to allow the team to connect: Spokesperson

The ‘MI Arena’ will moreover allow the players to unwind throughout the season amid the challenges on the pitch. It has been further developed to maintain the franchise’s ‘one family’ vision in mind. 

“MI Arena” has been created to allow the team to connect and get to know each other better through the season, but also un-wind and relax. The past 2 years has thrown up so many unique challenges but we are “One Family” and it is MI’s priority and responsibility to keep everyone safe and happy,” the franchise spokesperson said in an official statement. 

Mumbai Indians will be eyeing their sixth IPL title under Rohit Sharma this season. Since taking over the captaincy role from former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting in 2013 for Mumbai Indians, Sharma has led the Mumbai-franchise to a record-five IPL titles. Moreover, the Mumbai-opener, has led the franchise in 129 matches so far and recorded a win percentage of 59.68.

The Mumbai-franchise will begin their IPL 2022 campaign against Delhi Capitals (DC) on March 27 at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. 

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