The Hundred League, which began in England this year due to the Coronavirus epidemic, has been postponed for a year. The first season of this 100-100 balls tournament will now be played in 2021.
However, the England Cricket Board has suffered a lot due to the postponement of The Hundred League for a year. In such a situation, a franchise of the Indian Premier League has decided to invest in this league.
In fact, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has suffered a loss of £ 380 million due to The Hundred Tournament being canceled this year. That is why the ECB has now allowed external investment.
Till now the ECB had allowed only city teams to play, but now the ECB has also allowed outside investment in teams. In such a situation, the owners of the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders can buy their team.
KKR CEO Venky Mysore has started considering the possibility of investing in The Hundred League. The British newspaper The Telegraph quoted Venky Mysore as saying that he was considering the possibility of investing in The Hundred.
KKR owner Mysore said, “I know this news is going on.” If we are contacted then we will look into the possibility of investing in this league. “
KKR, a two-time IPL winning team co-owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, has invested in leagues of other countries. In 2015, KKR invested in the Caribbean Premier League or CPL team Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, now named Trinbago Knight Riders. This team has won the CPL titles in the years 2017 and 2018.