ESPL, through this vertical, aims to bring in entertainment and excitement, while still retaining the level of serious competition. The first Franchise based City league in Table Tennis has a mixed team format Men and Women players - all in one team of 6 players. The unique team composition in this short duration league ensures the presence of an under 12 Cadet player and a 39+ Veteran player all in the same team. Players will be selected through an Auction process with the provision for a Draft player in each category in case of injury or non-availability. The innovative match format, scoring pattern and the concept of Power Play only adds to the already high excitement level in the League.
Mumbai's top table tennis players, representing ten franchisees, featured in the bigger and better 2nd edition of the iProspect Mumbai Super League Table Tennis Championships, which was launched by Vita Dani Chairperson 11Even Sports, at NSCI, the venue partner to the event. Also present at the launch of this unique event, which carried prize money of Rs 4 lakh, was hockey legend and co-owner of Blazing Blasters, Dhanraj Pillay, Kamlesh Mehta and Monalisa Barua-Mehta, along with the sponsors and team owners. The Mumbai Super League was presented and conducted by 11Even Sports, sponsored by iProspect and co- sponsored by ICICI Prudential Life Insurance under the aegis of MSDTTA and MCDTTA. A total of 80 players, divided into 6 categories on the basis of their age categories i.e Men, Women, Jr. Boys, Jr. Girls, Cadet Boys and Veterans went under the hammer at an auction conducted by Parag Chitale and Jigar Rambhia. The best among the 80 players were picked by the owners of the ten franchisees to feature in the iProspect Mumbai Super League. Sanil Shetty emerged the highest paid player, going for 35,500 to Kool Smashers. He was followed by Omkar Torgalkar, who was bought for Rs 32,500 by Ace. Among the women, Divya Deshpande commanded the highest prize of Rs 23,500, bought by Phantom Stars. Senhora D'Souza was the second highest, bought for Rs 21,500 by Century Warriors. Among the Junior Girls, Srushti Haleangadi and Diya Chitale were the most in demand, going for Rs 24,000 and Rs 20,500 to Blazing Bashers and High Tide respectively. Kool Smashers, Century Warriors, Supreme Fighters, High Tide, King Pong, Ace ,Phantom Stars, MTC Royals, Blazing Bashers & Top Spinners were the teams that featured in the League. These 10 franchisees were divided into 2 pools of 5 each.