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Companies pick up teams in global T20 leagues as IPL footprint grows

After UAE-based International League T20, Indian firms acquiring franchises in Cricket South Asia's new league

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Viveat Susan PintoShine Jacob Mumbai/Chennai
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries and India Cements-backed Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd on Wednesday said they were buying a franchise each in Cricket South Africa's new T20 League, as Indian Premier League-style tournaments attract the attention of Indian firms.

This is the second instance in two months that Indian groups have acquired teams in an international T20 league, after conglomerates such as the Adani group, Reliance, GMR, Capri Global and the Knight Riders Group, which operates the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, picked up franchises in the UAE-based International League T20.

Both leagues will commence early next year, giving

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First Published: Jul 20 2022 | 8:49 PM IST

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