Recently it was made public that the Knight Riders Group has bought a stake in the USA-based Major League Cricket (MLC). The group already owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of the Knight Riders group, has expressed his views about the investment in the MLC. The Bollywood actor is hopeful that the partnership with American Cricket Enterprises and US Cricket will grow into something “very, very special.” Shah Rukh Khan Buys Los Angeles Franchise Of T20 Cricket League In US, Names It LA Knight Riders.
In a video message shared by USA Cricket, SRK thanked American Cricket Enterprises and US Cricket for inviting Knight Riders. “Hi everybody, this is Shah Rukh Khan. Firstly I want to thank American Cricket Enterprises and US Cricket for inviting Knight Riders to become part of this new and exciting journey to establish cricket in general and T20 in particular in the US market,” said SRK.
“We at Knight Riders have been expanding around the world over the past few years and we are very proud of the fact that we have become perhaps the only global brand in T20 cricket. We have done a lost of business, specially my films, and I’m thankful to all the fans in the US and around the world for all the love and support that you all have given me over the years. As we all know, the US is a sports-loving country and the biggest media market in the world. I have no doubt that this partnership with the Knight Riders, American Cricket Enterprises and US Cricket will grow into something very, very special over the years. So, I’m really looking forward to this exciting, and wonderful new journey. Thank you all,” he added. Shah Rukh Khan’s New Year Wishes Has Already Made Our 2021 ‘Bigger, Better, Brighter And More Beautiful’, Courtesy This Hilarious Video!.
💫 What a message to start 2021!
— USA Cricket (@usacricket) January 3, 2021
As per reports, Knight Riders have acquired a Los Angeles team for the forthcoming edition of the Major League Cricket and have named the team as LA Knight Riders. MLC will be a six-team T20 tournament. Apart from Los Angeles, other teams will be based in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago and Dallas.
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