Aug, 02: Veteran Leander Paes has secured a stake in the Mumbai franchise that is set to figure in the second edition of the Tennis Premier League (TPL) in December. Arjun Khade will lead the men’s field, while Ankita Raina will be the top female player in the tournament to be held from December 12 to 15 here, a media release said on Thursday.
A total of 8 teams and 88 top players from the country, across categories, would battle it out for the title. The League, affiliated with the All India Tennis Association (AITA), would be conducted under the auspices of the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA).
Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre would also own a franchise, the release said.