Knight Riders Group expands the brand after acquiring Abu Dhabi franchise for new T20 league in UAE

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The Shah Rukh Khan co-owned group, The Knight Riders group, which owns the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in the Indian Premier League has now acquired the fourth T20 league franchise which will be based out of Abu Dhabi in the upcoming UAE T20 league. It has been noted that the franchise will go by the name, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. The team will be an integral part of the UAE T20 league, which is licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board. The 6-team league which will have 34 matches and it is set to have its inaugural edition later this year.

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders is the fourth franchise of the Knight Riders Group

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Knight Riders have become the fifth Indian group to acquire a franchise in the UAE T20 League. RIL subsidiary Reliance Strategic Business Ventures, which owns the Mumbai Indians, Adani Group, GMR group and Capri Global have already acquired franchises in the said league.

“Over the last decade, the Knight Riders Group has become a household name in T20 cricket. After establishing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2008 in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Knight Riders became owners of the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in 2015,” the Knight Riders said in a statement.

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.

Shah Rukh Khan also commented on the long-term agreement as he said; “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”.

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