Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Owners List – Knight Riders Group
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Owners List – The United Arab Emirates Twenty20 League is ecstatic to share the news that the Knight Riders Group has purchased the rights to own and operate the Abu Dhabi franchise. As a result, the Knight Riders Group will establish Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR) as an essential component of the UAE’s flagship Twenty20 league. The Knight Riders Group has established itself as a household name in Twenty20 cricket over the course of the past decade.
After founding the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, the Knight Riders acquired ownership of the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in 2015. Both teams compete in the same tournament. The Knight Riders Group has recently made a significant investment in the Major League Cricket (MLC) in the United States of America, and they intend to establish a franchise in the greater Los Angeles region.
This investment by the Knight Riders Group, which is headed by the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, together with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta, will build their 4th Twenty20 franchise throughout the globe in the IPL, CPL, and MLC, and now in UAE’s T20 league as well.
MR. Shah Rukh Khan’s Comments on Being ADKR Owner
“For the past few years, we have been working on expanding the Knight Riders brand across the globe and keeping a close eye on the potential for Twenty20 cricket in the UAE. We are thrilled to be a part of the UAE’s T20 League, which will undoubtedly become an enormously successful competition.”
Khalid Al Zarooni, UAE’s T20 League Chairman Thoughts:
It cannot be argued that the Knight Riders Group is dedicated to expanding the Twenty20 format and has gained invaluable experience due to its participation in franchise cricket tournaments worldwide. We are incredibly pleased with their foresight in joining forces with the UAE’s T20 League. We are confident that it will elevate the reputation and professionalism of the League throughout the cricket community.
Mubashir Usmani, General Secretary Emirates Cricket Board, said:
“We are confident that this association will be mutually beneficial for the Knight Riders brand and the League. We are delighted with the affiliation of the Knight Riders Group with the League as a franchise team owner, and we are happy with the fact that this association has been established. Some of the most well-known cricket players in the world will participate in the UAE’s Twenty20 League, which will also provide local players and up-and-coming players with a stage and international exposure.”
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Owner; Mr Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR and Red Chillies Entertainment Commitment:
“We have had a keen interest in the developments in the UAE, and our expansion is consistent with our long-term strategy. We are incredibly fortunate to have been consistently recognised as a global brand in Twenty20 cricket. As T20 cricket grows worldwide, we are thrilled by the regular invitations to play a significant role in growing the sport worldwide.