The Knight Riders group, who personal Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the Indian Premier League (IPL), has acquired their fourth crew in T20 franchise cricket and will probably be primarily based out of Abu Dhabi within the upcoming UAE T20 league.
The Shah Rukh Khan co-owned group is total the fifth Indian to amass a franchise within the UAE T20 League. The opposite homeowners of the high-profile competitors are Mukesh Ambani of RIL, Gautam Adani of the Adani Group, the Glazer household of Manchester United, Kiran Kumar Granthi of Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajesh Sharma of Capri International.
“During the last decade, the Knight Riders Group has grow to be a family title in T20 cricket. After establishing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2008 within the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Knight Riders grew to become homeowners of the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) within the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in 2015,” the Knight Riders mentioned of their official assertion.
Expressing his delight over the acquisition of a brand new crew, Shah Rukh mentioned: “For a number of years now, we’ve been increasing the Knight Riders model globally and intently watching the potential for T20 cricket within the UAE. We’re enthusiastic about changing into a part of UAE’s T20 League, which little question will grow to be vastly profitable.”
After this announcement, all franchises are actually on board for the six-team league which is prone to be performed in January subsequent 12 months.