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Shah Rukh Khan invests in America's T20 cricket league

SRK's LA team will be called LA Knight Riders following the pattern that started with Kolkata, and continued with his second T20 team – Trinbago Knight Riders – that plays in the Caribbean Premier League.

Shah Rukh Khan invests in America's T20 cricket league
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After making a mark in the Indian cricket, the Bollywood’s King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan is all set to venture into American cricket. According to reports, Khan has bought a Los Angeles cricket franchise and named it as LA Knight Riders.

A cricket tournament on the lines of Indian Premier League (IPL), named as Major League Cricket will be launched soon in the United States. This tournament will be played in the US with six teams -- New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles.

SRK's LA team will be called LA Knight Riders following the pattern that started with Kolkata, and continued with his second T20 team – Trinbago Knight Riders – that plays in the Caribbean Premier League.

Shah Rukh has also obtained 'Indian exclusivity' in the league. This means no IPL team can be part of the American league for at least five years.

According to the report, one of Khan’s companies is a part of the American Cricket Enterprise, the organising company of the American T20 league, which obtained the rights from USA cricket to conduct the tournament.

As per sources, Khan’s company would contribute towards building cricket stadiums in US cities involved in the tournament.

The organisers said that the league will deliver the highest quality professional T20 cricket for the US fans, which includes a huge number of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent. The league would feature top international players from the US and around the world, underpinned by a focus on pathways to develop a homegrown player pool for USA Cricket and the league.

Major League Cricket is likely to be scheduled from 2022.

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