Dubai. Knight Riders Group has decided to field its team in another T20 league. The group is owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. In IPL, the team descends under the name of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Apart from this, the team participates in the Caribbean Premier League to be held in the West Indies under the name of Trinbago Knight Riders. At the same time, the name of the franchise in Major League cricket to be held in America is Los Angeles Knight Riders. Meanwhile, T20 league is going to start in UAE. In this, the group has decided to enter the team under the name Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. Juhi Chawla and her husband Jai Mehta also have a stake in the group.
In a release issued by Knight Riders, Shah Rukh Khan said, “For many years we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally and are closely watching the possibilities of T20 cricket in the UAE. We are excited to be a part of the UAE T20 League, which is sure to be a success. At the same time, the chairman of the league, Khalid Al Zaroor, said that the Knight Riders Group is committed to developing T20 cricket. His team is landing in leagues around the world. In such a situation, joining the group with us is very special.
Won titles in two leagues
The team of Knight Riders has landed in the name of KKR in the IPL. The team has won the league title for 2 times here. Under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, the team was successful in winning the title in 2012 and 2014. Apart from this, the team’s record in the Caribbean Premier League is even better. The team has won the title there 4 times and is also the most successful team in the history of the league. The team has won the title in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020. On the other hand, if we talk about America, the group is also going to build a stadium of 10,000 spectators capacity in Los Angeles.
However, in the 15th season of IPL, the team could not perform as expected. Under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, the team has won only 5 out of 12 matches so far. He has lost in 7. The team is currently at number 7 with 10 points. To reach the playoffs, he has to win both the remaining matches. Apart from this, he will also have to depend on the results of other teams.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2022, 16:38 IST