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Shah Rukh Khan acquired CPL T20 team Trinidad & Tobago

Shah Rukh Khan is the first owner of an Indian Premier League team to own an overseas cricket franchise.

Jun 10, 2015 11:30 IST
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan on 9 June 2015 acquired Carribean Premier League (CPL) T20 team Trinidad & Tobago (T&T).

Shah Rukh Khan is the first owner of an Indian Premier League team to own an overseas cricket franchise. Khan's company Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd along with KKR co-owners Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta invested in the T&T franchise.

Hollywood stars Mark Wahlberg and Gerard Butler already own CPL franchises. Wahlberg owns reigning champions Barbados Tridents, led by Kieron Pollard, while Butler owns Jamaica Tallawahs, captained by Chris Gayle.

The next edition of the tournament is scheduled to run from 20 June 2015 to 26 July 2015. KKR, IPL champions in 2012 and 2014, have been ranked the most valuable IPL team with a brand value of 86 million US dollar (over 500 crore rupees).

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