Kolkata Knight Riders to invest in USA’s Major League Cricket
The Knight Riders group currently own two T20 franchises - the two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders and four-time Caribbean Premier League champions Trinbago Knight Riders.
The Indian Premier League T20 franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, have decided to invest in USA’s multi-million dollar T20 tournament. In addition, which is currently in the works, named Major League Cricket.
“American Cricket Enterprises is delighted to announce that the Knight Riders Group, owners of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), has agreed to a significant long-term investment in the future of American cricket as they become stakeholders in Major League Cricket,” a press release sent on Tuesday said.
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Also, the Knight Riders group currently own two T20 franchises. The two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Also, four-time Caribbean Premier League champions Trinbago Knight Riders.
“For several years now, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally. And closely watching the potential for T20 cricket in the USA. We are convinced that Major League Cricket has all the pieces in place to execute on its plans. Also, we look forward to making our partnership an enormous success in the coming years,” KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan said.
“We feel fortunate to have been consistently recognized as one of the best franchises in T20 cricket. And have become one of the fastest growing sports brands in the world. As T20 cricket expands internationally, we are flattered by the regular inbound requests to play a major role in growing the sport abroad,” Mr. Venky Mysore, the CEO of KKR and Red Chillies Entertainment said.