Shah Rukh Khan’s The Knight Riders Group, which owns IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and CPL team Trinbago Knight Riders, will build a world-class cricket stadium in Los Angeles in partnership with Major League Cricket (MLC) in the USA.
MLC in partnership with the Knight Riders Group and the City of Irvine, announced the approval of an exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) to move forward with lease negotiations and design approvals to build a cricket venue on a 15-acre parcel at Great Park in Los Angeles. The development would see a multimillion dollar investment, with internationally renowned architects HKS set to design the iconic stadium in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.
KRG is a founding investor in MLC, which will be the first professional T20 cricket championship, featuring top players from around the globe and US' domestic cricketers, in the United States, and is sanctioned by USA Cricket. KRG is owned by Shah Rukh Khan, actor Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta.
In a statement, Khan said, “Our investment in MLC in America, is based on our belief in the exciting future of cricket in the USA and is well aligned to our strategy of establishing Knight Riders as a global brand in T20 cricket. Plans to build a world class cricket stadium in the greater Los Angeles area is exciting for us and MLC. This will no doubt have a transformational impact on one of the world’s most iconic metropolitan areas. ”