Kolkata franchise has announced that they will build a cricket stadium in Los Angeles in a partnership with Major League Cricket (MLC). MLC is the exclusive league sanctioned by USA cricket in which a lot of players from India, Pakistan, and across the globe play. Notably, these players have relinquished their domestic cricket and international cricket to participate in the league.
Meanwhile, in a statement released by the two-time winners, renowned architects HKS will design the blueprint of the arena. This will be executed by the multi-million dollar investment from the group, which owns the Kolkata and Trinidad and Tobago based team, Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League.
Furthermore, Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of the group, has said that their investment is based on the belief that the future of cricket in the United States of America is exciting and they want to expand the group as a global brand.
“Our investment in MLC in America, is based on our belief in the exciting future of cricket in the USA and is well-aligned to our strategy of establishing Knight Riders as a global brand in T20 cricket,” read the statement from SRK.
ðŸš¨ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸UPDATE: @MLCricket and the Knight Riders Group are joining hands to build a world class cricket venue in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area in #USA. More details inside: https://t.co/PenIvm1Udl#BuildAmericanCricket #MLC #Cricket pic.twitter.com/oHAFP0GJ73
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 29, 2022
The Bollywood actor added that the plan to build the stadium in LA is exciting for them and the MLC and will have a transformational impact on one of the world’s most iconic metropolitan areas
“Plans to build a world class cricket stadium in the greater Los Angeles area is exciting for us and MLC. This will no doubt have a transformational impact on one of the worldâ€™s most iconic metropolitan areas.”
Talking about cricket in the country, the USA cricket has started the Minor Cricket League, a level under the Major Cricket League. The minor level is the stepping in growing the game in the country. Notably, USA has been granted the hosting rights for the 2024 20-20 World Cup alongside the West Indies