Shah Rukh Khan and his Knight Riders Group are investing in American Cricket Enterprises (ACE), a U.S. group that plans to launch Major League Cricket – USA in 2022.
The pro circuit will play Twenty20 cricket, a slimmed-down version of the sport that takes place over 3 hours.
“We are convinced that Major League Cricket has all the pieces in place to execute on its plans and we look forward to making our partnership an enormous success in the coming years,” Khan said in a statement.
Shah Rukh Khan has bought the Los Angeles franchise which will be one of the participating teams at the upcoming Major Cricket League in the USA.
One of Shah Rukh’s firms is also reportedly a part owner of the company that is organising the T20 cricket tournament which is expected to get underway from 2022
Named LA Knight Riders, it will be among the six franchises taking part in the league.
USA Cricket is working with ACE to develop the game domestically, including identifying stadiums for the minor and major league cricket circuits.