Knight Riders Group which owns the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL, have added another franchise in their belt. the Knight Riders Group has acquired the rights to own and operate the Abu Dhabi franchise and will set up Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR) as an integral part of the UAE’s flagship T20 league.
Knight Riders group now has 4 franchises around the world
Recently, the Knight Riders Group made a significant investment in Major League Cricket (MLC) in the USA and intends to set up a franchise in the greater Los Angeles area. After acquiring the rights for the Abu Dhani franchise, establish their 4th T20 franchise around the world in IPL, CPL, MLC, and now in UAE’s T20 league.
This investment by the Knight Riders Group is led by Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, along with Juhi Chawla & her husband Jay Mehta. Shah Rukh Khan also commented on the recent development made by the Knights group.
“For several years now, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally and closely watching the potential for T20 cricket in the UAE. We are excited about becoming part of UAE’s T20 League, which no doubt will become hugely successful”.
The CEO of KKR, Venky Mysore also revealed his thoughts on the recent acquisition. “We feel fortunate to have been consistently recognized as a global brand in T20 cricket. As T20 cricket expands around the world, we are flattered by the regular invitations to play a major role in growing the sport across the world. We have had a keen interest in the developments in the UAE and our expansion is consistent with our long-term strategy”.
• Knight Riders group buy Abu Dhabi franchise in UAE’s flagship T20 league.
• This is their 4th franchise in global leagues.