MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian Premier League group Kolkata Knight Riders, co-owned by popular Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, has actually gotten a stake in the city-based Major League Cricket in the United States, the Twenty20 league has actually said.
The inaugural season of MLC, featuring 6 franchises, is anticipated to commence in 2022. It will the 3rd T20 league to see the involvement of the Knight Riders Group, which also owns the Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League.
The Trinbago Knight Riders won their fourth CPL title in the last 6 seasons throughout an unbeaten champion in 2020, while KKR have won 2 IPL titles.
” For a number of years now, we have actually been broadening the Knight Riders brand name globally and closely seeing the potential for T20 cricket in the USA,” Khan stated in a declaration.
” We are encouraged that Major League Cricket has all the pieces in place to execute on its strategies and we anticipate making our partnership a massive success in the coming years.”
Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by Alex Richardson