IPL 2022: UAE T20: Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan has become the owner of another franchise. With the acquisition of the Abu Dhabi franchise, the Knight Riders have now made their way from the IPL and the CPL to the UAE T20 league. The name of this new team will be Abu Dhabi Knight Riders.
became owner of the fourth team
At the start of IPL, the Knight Riders Group bought the Kolkata Knight Riders team. After this, the Knight Riders became the owner of Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League in 2015. Also recently the Knight Riders Group has made a significant investment in Major League Cricket (MLC) in the United States and is looking to establish franchises in the larger Los Angeles area. The Knight Riders Group, led by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta, has bought the fourth T20 franchise in the IPL, CPL, MLC and now the UAE’s T20 league.
Shahrukh Khan released statement
After buying a new team in the UAE T20 League, Shah Rukh Khan said in his statement that over the years, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally and we are closely looking at the possibilities of T20 cricket in the UAE. We are excited to be a part of the UAE’s T20 league, which will undoubtedly be a huge success.
At the same time, Khalid Al Zarooni, President of the T20 League of the United Arab Emirates said that we are delighted to have the Knight Riders Group join the UAE T20 League and we are confident that it will enhance the prestige and professionalism of the league in the entire cricketing community.
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