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