King Khan of Bollywood is now expanding his empire in the cricket world too. Shah Rukh Khan’s Knight Riders franchise is now going to invest in the Cricket League of America as well. According to the information, after the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Shah Rukh Khan will own the Los Angeles Knight Riders team in America.
The tournament will begin in 2022
The agreement of the Knight Riders franchise with the Los Angeles team in the US has been reported by America Cricket Enterprises (ACE). With the investment in the US, Knight Riders have entered the world’s largest media market. The six teams in the American T20 League will be New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. According to sources, the tournament will begin in 2022.
With the introduction of Cricket League in America, this game will get a boost here. We are very excited that Knight Riders are becoming part of this league cricket. He further said that this agreement will benefit cricket in America. It is good that he is joining us right from the beginning. Their investment also validates our plans. This is a long-term investment in the future of cricket in America.
Vijay Srinivasan, one of the co-founders of ACE
Investment in the largest media market
A year ago last year, Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore had reported that proposals were being received to invest in all the sporting leagues of the world. Mysore told Cricbuzz, ‘America is the world’s largest media market, which will give us completely different opportunities. We think the market for cricket in America is good. There are brands in America who see cricket as their advertising platform. ‘