Shahrukh Khan's Knight Riders invest in Major League Cricket in USA

back icon
safari
01 Dec 2020 | 11:45 AM
authorPTI

Shahrukh Khan's Knight Riders invest in Major League Cricket in USA

Knight Riders, will join hands with American Cricket Enterprises (ACE) to become a stakeholder in development of the sport in the region

heart

Share

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Knight Riders Group, on Tuesday, announced their foray into the untapped US cricket market investing in development of Major League Cricket with a multi-million dollar T20 tournament. As per the deal, Knight Riders, will join hands with American Cricket Enterprises (ACE) to become a stakeholder in development of the sport in the region Knight Riders, will join hands with American Cricket Enterprises (ACE) to become a stakeholder in development of the sport in the region.

"For several years now, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally and closely watching the potential for T20 cricket in the USA," Shah Rukh, the principal owner of the Knight Riders group, said in a media statement. 

"We are convinced that Major League Cricket has all the pieces in place to execute on its plans and we look forward to making our partnership an enormous success in the coming years."

The upcoming T20 tournament on the lines of hugely successful IPL will aim to capture the imagination of the significant South Asian diaspora, which includes Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans and Bangladeshis. Incidentally, US citizen of Pakistani origin, pacer Ali Khan was part of this year's CPL champion Trinbago Knight Riders and was also roped in as first US player in the IPL before injury cut short his journey.

Apart from Shah Rukh, actress Juhi Chawla and her businessman husband Jay Mehta, who are also the co-owners in the Knight Riders Group. "We are delighted to partner with the Knight Riders Group in this historic partnership," Sameer Mehta and Vijay Srinivasan of American Cricket Enterprises and Major League Cricket said.

"By adding the Knight Riders Group to our family of world-class and diverse investors, this investment into the future of Major League Cricket is a huge validation of our vision for the new league," they further added.

Venky Mysore, the CEO of KKR and Red Chillies Entertainment said: "We have had a keen interest in the developments in the United States and our expansion into the U.S. is consistent with our long-term strategy. 

"We look forward to the new challenge of building cricket in the world's most sophisticated sports and media market and we believe that we can bring a huge amount of expertise to help make Major League Cricket realize the potential that it undoubtedly has," Mysore said.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Shahrukh KhanShahrukh KhanShahrukh Khan

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Seifert named Ali Khan's replacement at KKR
KKR had signed Ali Khan as a replacement for the injured English seamer Harry Gurney
userPTI
18 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
USA pacer Ali Khan ruled out of IPL with injury
KKR had signed Khan as a replacement for the injured English seamer Harry Gurney ahead of the tournament
userPTI
07 Oct 2020
safari
FANTASY
Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks, CPL Match 27: Fantasy Preview
Here are a few tips and suggestions that might help you in creating your fantasy team for the 27th match of CPL 2020 between Trinbago and St Lucia in Tarouba
userAnirudh Kasargod
04 Sep 2020
safari
REPORT
Pollard pulls off a nail-biting victory for Trinbago Knight Riders
The 33-year-old right-handed batsman struck a 72-run knock off 28 deliveries to help his side beat Barbados Tridents by two wickets
userKratika Vajpayee
29 Aug 2020
safari
FANTASY
Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL Match 17: Fantasy Preview
Here are a few tips and suggestions that might help you in creating your fantasy team for the 17th match of CPL 2020 between Barbados and Trinbago in Port of Spain
userAnirudh Kasargod
28 Aug 2020
safari
OPINION
Learning from mistakes, the Knight Riders hunt for glory again
Trinbago finished fourth on the points table last season
userShubh Aggarwal
12 Aug 2020
safari
NEWS
Will evaluate if 'The Hundred' approaches us for investment: KKR CEO Mysore
However the KKR CEO was categorical that at this moment it's nothing more than speculation
userPTI
06 May 2020
safari
ANALYSIS
St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders: Fantasy Preview
It's the 18th match of CPL 2019 and here are fantasy tips ahead of the match
userShubh Aggarwal
21 Sep 2019
safari
NEWS
KKR appoint Brendon McCullum as head coach
"It’s a great honour to take on this responsibility," said the New Zealander on the appointment
userPTI
15 Aug 2019
safari
NEWS
Brendon McCullum set to become KKR assistant coach
He also will take over as the head coach of the Caribbean Premier League side Trinbago Knight Riders
userPTI
09 Aug 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved