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Shah Rukh Khan set to own another cricket franchise

The actor is talks with the MCL organisers and is in the process of completing all the formalities.

Shah Rukh Khan set to own another cricket franchise

New Delhi: After venturing into the IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders and the Caribbean Premier League with T&T Red Steel, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh is all set to jump on the Master Champions League bandwagon.

The actor is talks with the MCL organisers and is in the process of completing all the formalities.

Salman Khan's brother Sohail and veteran actor Sanjay Dutt too will be owners of MCL franchises.

"The series follows 18 matches beginning on January 26 and will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. One team is owned by Dhoni's business partner, Arun Pandey," Sam Khan, Chief Executive Director of the league, told Mirror.

"We've been working on the project since three years and met Sanjay Dutt last month with the offer. He was excited to come on board. His wife, Manyata will be the co-owner of his team. Shah Rukh Khan and Sohail Khan are also finalising the terms of purchasing a team each," he further added.

The league will comprise of six franchises, named after zodiac signs. They will be captained by cricket icons Wasim Akram, Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Virender Sehwag.

260 retired cricketers including Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee will be part of this league.

As a team owner, King Khan has been a two-time champion with KKR and won the CPL with T&T earlier in the year, suggesting he always bets on the right horse.

From Zee News

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