House owners of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders strive to perform investments in The Hundred, the logo unusual flagship match of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
‘The Telegraph’ newspaper reported that the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned KKR are commence to investing within the 100-ball a factor competitors, which has now been postponed to subsequent 12 months because of the the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ECB, which could lose over 300 million kilos in case your total season is frail out because of the the pandemic, is re-evaluating its earlier stance of not permitting private funding within the match, the newspaper reported.
KKR householders furthermore a have a presence within the Caribbean Premier League, having bought the Trinidad franchise in 2015.
Remaining week, the ECB had postponed The Hundred’s inaugural version to subsequent 12 months. It became as soon as speculated to originate up in July.
The cricket season became as soon as because of the originate on April 2, nonetheless no suits it will doubtless be performed now till the starting up of July on the earliest.
“We not sleep for the label of no cricket this twelve months could well even be as harmful as 380 million kilos. That is the worst-case scenario for us,” ECB CEO Tom Harrison educated the UK authorities’s Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport committee referring to the impact of coronavirus.
“That could well be the loss of 800 days of cricket all over all of our genuine golf equipment and the ECB. It is mainly the main financial distress we have ever confronted.”
The sport’s unusual competitors, The Hundred, which Harrison described as a “revenue centre” for cricket that became as soon as anticipated to add 11 million kilos of earnings to the sport in its first 12 months, has been postponed till subsequent 12 months.