Indian Premier League team owners have purchased each of the six franchises of South Africa’s new domestic T20 league, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday, underlining IPL’s extending global impression.
Quite, the owners of IPL heavyweights Chennai Super Kings have bought the Johannesburg team, which has led to speculations that CSK captain MS Dhoni will play in the South African T20 League.
Under his captaincy, CSK won the 2010, 2011, 2018 and the 2021 Indian Premier League titles and the 2010 and 2014 Champions League T20 titles and wound up as a runner up in the 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019 association seasons.
It is worth focusing on that, Dhoni was signed by CSK for US$1.5 million. This made him the most expensive player in the IPL for the principal season barters. The wicket keeper-hitter is likewise the main player to play 200 T20 matches for CSK.
Yet again given how significant Dhoni has been to CSK, fans are contemplating whether the former India skipper will assume a critical part for the proprietors of the franchise by being essential for their new venture.
In the meantime, Reliance Industries Limited, which possesses IPL’s best team Mumbai Indians, purchased the Newlands franchise of the association which is planned to start off in January one year from now.
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JSW Sports, which possesses Delhi Capitals, stowed Pretoria, while the owners of IPL’s Lucknow SuperGiants, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Rajasthan Royals effectively bid for the Durban, Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth), and Paarl franchises respectively.
Three IPL establishment proprietors – of Kolkata, Rajasthan, and Punjab – additionally own teams in the Caribbean Premier League.
The Kolkata franchise is additionally engaged with the franchise-based Major League Cricket in the United States. NBA player Chris Paul and NFL duo Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Beachum put resources into the Rajasthan franchise earlier this year.
IPL’s media privileges for the following five years sold for a faltering $6.2 billion last month.