Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)will now have a sister franchise in UAE’s flagship T20 league because the Knight Riders Group has acquired the rights to personal and function the Abu Dhabi franchise. The UAE’s T20 League is Emirates Cricket Board’s sanctioned, flagship skilled T20 League.
The Knight Riders group, which is led by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta, has already acquired Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) within the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), made an funding in Major League Cricket (MLC) within the USA and has proven curiosity to arrange a franchise within the larger Los Angeles space.
Get set for Abu Dhabi Knight Riders! 🤩
🚨 The Knight Riders Group has acquired the rights to personal and function the Abu Dhabi franchise and can arrange ADKR as an integral a part of the @EmiratesCricket’s flagship UAE T20 league.
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— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 12, 2022
In a press release launched by The UAE T20 League, Shahrukh Khan has stated,”For a number of years now,we now have been increasing the Knight Riders model globally and carefully watching the potential for
T20 cricket within the UAE. We are enthusiastic about turning into a part of UAE’s T20 League, which little doubt will turn into massively profitable.”
While the UAE T20 League chairman stated,” “The commitment to grow the T20 format and the expertise gathered by the Knight Riders Group, through their involvement in franchise cricket across the world, is undisputed. We are exceptionally pleased with their foresight to join forces with the UAE’s T20 League and firmly believe it will elevate the reputation, and professionalism of the League throughout the cricket community.”