Adani Sports Line, part of the Adani Group, which is owned by Gautam Adani, has taken its first major step overseas. The company owns the UAE’s flagship T20 league franchise. With this, the group acquired the rights to run the UAE Cricket League.
Six franchise teams will take part in a total of 34 matches in the UAE T20 League, which is sponsored by the Emirates Cricket Board. Leading players from all the countries where cricket is played are reported to be in the ranks of various teams.
Earlier, there were reports that the Adani Group might take over the IPL franchise. But the group’s move towards a new version of the cricket legend. The T20 League officials said that the best opportunities for young cricketing talents are available in the UAE.
Pranav Adani, Head of Adani Sports Lines, said: “We are delighted to be part of the UAE T20 League.
🖊️ BREAKING 🖊️ Adani Group makes landmark foray into franchise cricket acquiring rights to a franchise in UAE’s flagship T20 league 🏏
“We are excited to be part of the UAE T20 league,” said Pranav Adani
Full announcement 👉 https://t.co/svMMljMj5L pic.twitter.com/FdxapvOiv4
— UAE Cricket Official (@EmiratesCricket) May 9, 2022
In addition to the Adani Group, personalities like Reliance Industries Ltd’s Mukesh Ambani, Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan and GMR’s Kiran Kumar Granthi are already active in the UAE T20 League.
Adani Sports Line is currently active in Kabaddi, Marathon and Boxing. When cricket comes along, Adani will also be in the sports business.
Photo caption: UAE Minister Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan with Dr. Tayab Kamali, Khalid Al Saruni, Mubashir Usmani and Pranav Adani