Delhi Capitals co-owner GMR group acquires Dubai franchise in UAE T20 League


IPL Franchises Delhi Capitals co-owner GMR Group has acquired the right of the UAE T20 League Dubai to own and operate the franchisee. The next season of this six-team league is to be organized this year.

GM Rao, Group Chairman, GMR, said, “The UAE continues to impress with a progressive, positive mindset towards sports and the sports business and we believe these traits will be effective in engaging with the community as well. This is in line with our group strategy to support sports from grassroots to international levels.

He said, “In the Indian Premier League, we have Delhi CapitalsWith the team involved, we have 14 seasons of experience managing the franchise process and we will bring these same elements of the process to the UAE T20 League and help establish it as a top and an integral part of the global cricket ecosystem. do. Khalid Al Jarooni, Vice President of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), welcomed the GMR Group as a partner to join the league.

“As an ICC Associate Member Emirates Cricket is aware of the necessity to compete against ICC full members to further strengthen player abilities and match performance,” said Mubashshir Usmani, general secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board.

Associate-level players will be able to play alongside International stars in this league, giving them a chance to show off their abilities in front of an even larger audience. It is our firm belief that this league will swiftly establish itself as one of our pioneering events and help change cricket in new and exciting directions.”

Reliance Industries stated in November of last year that it has purchased the rights to own and run a new franchise cricket side in the league via its subsidiary Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Ltd (RSBVL). In the worldwide franchise-based cricket leagues, this is the first significant foreign growth for Reliance Industries’ cricket business.

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