After the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Knight Riders bought a major stake in the United States of America-based Major League Cricket franchise, it seems that two Indian origin CEO’s are likely to join the bandwagon.
According to a report published in ‘Times of India’, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen are all set to invest in the American Cricket Enterprise [ACE].
While SRK’s Knight Riders, who already have their teams in the Indian Premier League [Kolkata Knight Riders] and Caribbean Premier League [Trinbago Knight Riders] is likely to be based out of Los Angeles, Satya Nadella is eyeing Seattle since his company Microsoft operates from there.
Nadella is a renowned fan of cricket and has been busy working at the state-of-art oval at Redmond, Washington.
Coming back to the Knight Riders franchise, its co-owner in Shah Rukh Khan and CEO Venky Mysore has recently said that the decision to venture into Major Cricket League is a part of their long-term plans.
For several years now, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally, and closely watching the potential for T20 cricket in the USA. We are convinced that Major League Cricket has all the pieces in place to execute on its plans and we look forward to making our partnership an enormous success in the coming years,” Shah Rukh Khan was quoted as saying in a statement as per Mumbai Mirror.
”Our expansion into the US market is consistent with our long-term strategy. We look forward to the new challenge of building cricket in the world’s most sophisticated sports and media market. We believe that we can bring a huge amount of expertise to help make the Major League Cricket realise the potential that it undoubtedly has,” Mysore said.