Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's CPL franchise is now Trinbago Knight Riders

The Trinidad & Tobago-based team, which won the CPL title in 2015, was previously known as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel.

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016, 22:05 PM IST
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's CPL franchise is now Trinbago Knight Riders

New Delhi: The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been renamed as the Trinbago Knight Riders.

The Trinidad & Tobago-based team, which won the CPL title in 2015, was previously known as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel.

"It is a great honour to become part of the rich cricketing tradition of Trinidad & Tobago. We will do everything to uphold the tradition and thank all the people of Trinbago in advance for their passion and support," Shah Rukh Khan, Co-owner of Trinbago Knight Riders, said.

The "Knight Riders" brand, which is owned by the actor, already has a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) – Kolkata Knight Riders.

Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR, said: "The acquisition of the Trinbago franchise is consistent with our vision to expand the "Knight Riders" brand globally.

"We are proud of the powerful KKR brand we have built in India as part of the IPL as well as the ever-growing fan base. We now look forward to expanding our brand in Trinbago as well as the entire Caribbean as part of the CPL," he added.

The Trinidad and Tobago team beat the Barbados Tridents in the final at their home ground of Queen's Park Oval last year. The CPL is one of the various, burgeoning Twenty20 cricket leagues.

(With Agency inputs)