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Shah Rukh acquires Cape Town franchisee in T20 Global League

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

and the co-owners of Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders today came together to own Franchisee of T20 Global League, a Cricket (CSA) initiative.

The new franchise will be called Knight Riders, CSA President Chris Nenzai and CEO Haroon Lorgat made the announcement at a five-star hotel today.

South African batsman J P Duminy has been allotted as the marquee player for the Knight Riders.

The tournament, which will feature eight teams, will be played in November-December.

"On behalf of all of us from Knight Riders, congratulations to Cricket 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. is a beautiful country with beautiful people and I really look forward to be part of the exciting new journey and building something special together. We are particularly thrilled to make and Newlands our new home away from home," said

"We want to grow the Knight Riders brand globally, and acquiring a team in T20 Global league is a step in that direction. The South African league promises to be a great extravaganza and we are thankful to Cricket for making us part of the new phenomenon. is a world- class city with a huge Cricket loving public and we are glad to launch Knight Riders," said Venky Mysore, CEO Managing Director of the IPL team Knight Riders.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 21:42 IST