Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan has bought the Cape Town based side in cricket South Africa’s new T20 league. The Team will be called as Cape Town Knight Riders. This will be the third team of King Khan with Kolkata Knight Riders and a team in the Carribean side Trinbago Knight Riders.
South African legend JP Duminy has been allotted as the marquee player for the Cape Town Knight Riders.
“On behalf of all of us from Knight Riders, congratulations to Cricket South Africa 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. South Africa 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 Cape Town and Newlands our new home away from home,” said Shah Rukh Khan.
Teams will be hosted in eight centres around South Africa – Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Stellenbosch and Benoni.
Almost 400 players from 10 countries have confirmed their interest in the draft.