Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who co- owns the Trinidad & Tobago franchise, has now decided to re-brand his team as Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) from the previous name of Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
“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 Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel clinched the CPL for the first time in 2015, defeating the Barbados Tridents in the final at their home ground of Queen’s Park Oval. 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.
The King Khan who co-owns the Indian Premier League team the Kolkata Knight Riders , joined Hollywood stars Mark Wahlberg and Gerard Butler in the CPL owners’ club. The presence of King Khan’s team has added power to the CPL and now with the new name one hopes that the team wins the CPL again after its maiden triumph in 2015 . That would be an icing on the cake .