Kolkata Knight Riders additionally a have a presence in the Caribbean Premier League, having purchased the Trinidad franchise in 2015.
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- Shah Rukh Khan co-owned KKR are open to investing in ECB’s 100-ball-a-side competitors
- ECB has postponed The Hundred’s inaugural version to subsequent 12 months due to Covid-19
- The sport’s new competitors, The Hundred, was anticipated to add 11 million kilos to ECB’s income
Owners of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders are trying to make investments in The Hundred, the brand new flagship match of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
‘The Telegraph’ newspaper reported that the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned KKR are open to investing in the 100-ball a facet competitors, which has now been postponed to subsequent 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ECB, which might lose over 300 million kilos if all the season is worn out due to the pandemic, is re-evaluating its earlier stance of not permitting personal funding in the match, the newspaper reported.
KKR homeowners additionally a have a presence in the Caribbean Premier League, having purchased the Trinidad franchise in 2015.
Last week, the ECB had postponed The Hundred’s inaugural version to subsequent 12 months. It was supposed to begin in July.
The cricket season was due to start on April 2, however no matches will probably be performed now till the beginning of July on the earliest.
“We anticipate the cost of no cricket this year could be as bad as 380 million pounds. That is the worst-case scenario for us,” ECB CEO Tom Harrison informed the UK authorities’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee concerning the impression of coronavirus.
“That would be the loss of 800 days of cricket across all of our professional clubs and the ECB. It is the most significant financial challenge we have ever faced.”
The sport’s new competitors, The Hundred, which Harrison described as a “profit centre” for cricket that was anticipated to add 11 million kilos of income to the sport in its first 12 months, has been postponed till subsequent 12 months.