Mumbai: South Africa’s T20 Global League will see the participation of two IPL franchises-Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan owned (Kolkata) Knight Riders and Infrastructural company GMR Group owned (Delhi) Daredevils.
CSA (Cricket South Africa) President Chris Nenzai along with CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat made the announcement during an event in London. The new franchise will be called Cape Town Knight Riders, reports DC.
“The announcement of the team owners is a key milestone to successfully launch our T20 Global League,” CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat stated.
“On behalf of all of us from Knight Riders, congratulations to Cricket South Africa for the launch of exciting new T20 Global League. We are delighted and thankful that you have made Knight Riders part of the new Global League. South Africa is a beautiful country with beautiful people and I really look forward to being a part of the exciting new journey and building something special together,” Shah Rukh Khan said.
South African legend JP Duminy has been appointed as the marquee player for the Cape Town Knight Riders. The player draft is scheduled for August 19, with almost 400 players from 10 countries confirming their interest.
“The South African league promises to be a great extravaganza and we are thankful to Cricket South Africa for making us part of the new phenomenon. Cape Town is a world-class city with a huge Cricket loving public and we are glad to launch Cape Town Knight Riders,” CEO – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Venky Mysore commented.