The 2 times IPL champion Kolkata Knight Riders which is owned by the King of Bollywood Sharukh Khan has invested in the upcoming multi-million dollar league of the USA which is found to be in the name of Major Cricket League. It is a T20 league and now the Knight Riders group have accepted the deal and made a long term investment looking forward to the American Cricket. According to a press release, Knight riders group are now the official stakeholders in Major Cricket League.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders are both owned by Knight Riders Group as they won 6 titles in total until now playing in IPL and CPL.
The King of Bollywood and the co-owner of Knight Riders Group spoke about the expansion of his Group globally and always had an eye on American T20 cricket. He is delighted to have partnered with them await great success as they already have a plan which is yet to be implemented.
The CEO of KKR Mr Venky Mysore also spoke on the topic and felt fortunate as they have become one of the best T20 Franchises in the Wolrd and now they are also growing at a rapid speed in terms of sports brand in India. They are delighted to have a major role in expanding T20 cricket abroad.
He further added that their expansion in the U.S will be a long term strategy as they always looked and had interests in the developments in the USA. They look to bring a huge amount of expertise in the Major Cricket League as it has the potential to make a name for itself globally.
The authorities of the American Cricket Enterprises Sameer Mehta and Vijay Srinivasan were delighted to have partnered with the Knight Riders Group as they look to build a strong partnership with such an iconic cricketing brand.
They look to develop this Major Cricket League and with Knight Riders Group having their back, they look to bring good professional T20 players in the market.