Knight Riders Group acquire Abu Dhabi franchise

Wednesday 18th May 2022 08:03 EDT

The Shah Rukh Khan-owned Knight Riders Group has bought another T20 team (their fourth), this time the Abu Dhabi franchise in UAE’s new T20 League. The Knight Riders already own the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL (from 208), and the Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League (from 2015). Not surprisingly, the new team will be called the 'Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. '
“Recently, the Knight Riders Group made a significant investment in Major League Cricket (MLC) in the USA and intends to set up a franchise and build a world-class cricket stadium, in the greater Los Angeles area. This investment by the Knight Riders Group, which is led by Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, along with Juhi Chawla & her husband Jay Mehta, will establish their 4th T20 franchise around the world in IPL, CPL, MLC and now in UAE’s T20 league,” a release from the Knight Riders on Thursday said.

“For several years now, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally and closely watching the potential for T20 cricket in the UAE. We are excited about becoming part of UAE’s T20 League, which no doubt will become hugely successful,” Khan said in a statement.

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