The Knight Riders and MLC are planning to build a multi-million dollar cricket stadium in the United States
The Shah Rukh Khan-owned Knight Riders Group (KRG) and the Major League Cricket T20 (MLC) of the United States have joined forces to develop a 10,000-capacity cricket stadium in Irvine, California, roughly 40 miles south of Los Angeles. The idea was launched with the 2028 Olympics in mind, as cricket might be included in the multi-sport tournament, which would be hosted six years later.
The cricket stadium will be erected on a 15-acre plot of land, and the official announcement was made on Friday (April 29). Notably, the United States has made consistent progress in recent years, with players from India, Pakistan, and other countries relocating to the country. Furthermore, according to their contract with USA Cricket, MLC will produce six world-class cricket stadiums in addition to hosting the nation’s main T20 tournament in 2023.
Meanwhile, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan revealed his plans to make Knight Riders a global brand. “Our investment in MLC in America is based on our trust in the bright future of cricket in the United States and is well-aligned with our objective of developing Knight Riders as a worldwide brand in T20 cricket,” said KRG co-owner Shah Rukh Khan in a statement.
Notably, KRG owns the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders as well as the CPL franchise Trinbago Knight Riders. “Plans to construct a world-class cricket stadium in the Los Angeles area are exciting for us and MLC.” This will undoubtedly have a transformative effect on one of the world’s most renowned urban areas,” the veteran actor remarked.