The IPL footprint in the CPL expanded further as Rajasthan Royals (RR) team owners bought a majority stake in Barbados Tridents.
Royals Sports Group (EM Sporting Holdings Ltd), the owners of the RR team, announced on Friday.
The two-time CPL champions will now be known as the Barbados Royals.
“We are delighted to have entered into this agreement with Manish Patel to acquire a majority stake in the Barbados CPL franchise,” Manoj Badal, Chairman of the Royals Sports Group, said in a press release.
“We are very grateful to the Government of Barbados for their continued support, and we look forward to making a positive impact on cricket and tourism for the country,” he said. he added.
Kumar Sangakkara, RR’s director of cricket, will also monitor the Barbados team in the CPL.
“Barbados Royals will be an important part of the Royals’ cricket ecosystem. With fantastic talent local players, we have the opportunity to innovate and develop strategies that will benefit the Royals group.
“We are also excited about the prospect of how we can promote growth in cricket,” says the former Sri Lankan cricketer.
The Barbados Royals, led by Jason Holder, begin their CPL 2021 campaign against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on August 26th.
– CPL T20 (@CPL) 14 July 2021