King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan has entered into the cricket fraternity by owning his team Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). after that, he extended his franchise by establishing Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League. Now, he has stepped into another continent to extend his franchise.
In another attempt to expand Knight Riders franchised he has owned a Los Angeles team in USA’s Major Cricket League and called it LA Knight Riders. According to the reports, The Knight Riders Group, whose major share is owned by SRK, has cracked a massive investment deal in American cricket in partnership with American Cricket Enterprises (ACE). The long-term strategic partnership will consist of financial investment and significant expertise to help ACE grow and launch Major League Cricket in the USA.
Talking about the same SRK commented, “For several years now, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally and closely watching the potential for T20 cricket in the USA. We are convinced that Major League Cricket has all the pieces in place to execute on its plans and we look forward to making our partnership an enormous success in the coming years.”
On the other hand, Sameer Mehta and Vijay Srinivasan of American Cricket Enterprises and Major League Cricket said, “As USA Cricket’s official partner in developing a professional T20 league in America, we have a shared vision to bring world-class professional cricket to the world’s largest sports market. The announcement today is a significant step forward in showing the potential of the American market, and we are delighted to have the backing and expertise of the Knight Riders Group to help us achieve this vision.”
As per several media reports, the MLC will have six teams from mainly New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Dallas, Chicago, and Los Angeles. SRK and Cricket fans can’t keep calm and are going gaga over it.