Shah Rukh Khan and GMR to own teams in CSA's T20 Global League

Shah Rukh Khan and GMR have acquired teams in the T20 Global League recently launched by Cricket South Africa (CSA). They are also promoters of franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception 10 years back. While SRK will own the franchise from Cape Town, Johannesburg will be the hometown for the GMR-promoted team. SRK co-owns the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise and GMR owns the Delhi Daredevils franchise in the IPL.

A total of eight teams have been announced with promoters from India, Pakistan and Dubai among other nations. The tournament will be played in November this year with the final to be held on December 16.

The announcement was made in London on Monday, along with the announcement of the marquee players for each team. The marquee players allotted to the teams are all from the South African national cricket team. JP Duminy has been allotted as the marquee player for the SRK-owned team Cape Town Knight Riders while Kagiso Rabada will be the marquee player for GMR’s team.

“Competition was stiff, with more than 150 Expressions of Interest (EOI) received from around the world and a shortlist of heavy hitters to consider, but after rigorous discussions and engagement with each of the potential owners, we are certain that our final eight owners have the perfect combination of strategic insight and passion needed to make the first T20 Global League ...

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