Adani Group, GMR Group Acquire Franchises in Legends League Cricket

Legends League Cricket announced their partnership with Adani Group and GMR group as they join hands with two franchise teams in the League. With this investment, GMR Group has made their third investment in franchise cricket and the Adani Group has made its second investment. Both the Adani and GMR Sports groups have recently acquired teams in the UAE’s T20 league, while GMR co-owns the Delhi Capitals team in the Indian Premier League.

The upcoming edition of the League is a 4-team franchise model. Recently, Legends League Cricket announced that the upcoming season is dedicated to the 75th celebration of Indian Independence and will be held in India from September 16.

Vivek Khushalani, Founder and Chairman, Legends League Cricket said in a statement: “This is a very proud moment for us to have two iconic groups as our partners. As owners of multiple sports franchises, they will add tremendous value to the league.”

Kiran Kumar Grandhi, Managing Director, GMR Group said: “GMR has had a close relationship with the sport of cricket for nearly two decades. Our relationship with cricket started with our IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. Then we spread our Capitals universe with our First overseas team in the International League T20, with the Dubai Capitals and now in the Legends League, we have tried to give our fans, who are just like our family, experiences that they will cherish for a long time to come.”

“What makes this association sweeter is the fact that Legends League Cricket will feature some of the best cricketers who have played a very definitive role in popularizing this wonderful sport not only in every corner of India but also worldwide. seeing them perform in india being together for the first time is a dream come true for many fans including myself these legends are the ones who have shaped our devotion and love for the sport and i can’t wait to see them in action again he added.

Pranav Adani, Director of Adani Enterprises, said: “For those of us who have lived through different eras of cricket, there is nothing more igniting our passions than watching our favorites in action. These are giants of the game and there is no doubt that “The spiritual home of Legends League Cricket is in India, in our fantastic cricket stadiums in front of our fantastic audience. Make no mistake, this is competitive cricket at the highest level between teams playing to win.”

“Adani Sportsline is privileged to have the opportunity to own and lead one of the four teams in the Legends League. We are especially privileged because this inaugural season in this format is dedicated to Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. I can’t wait to see some of the best cricketers in the history of the game doing what they do best.”

As per the recent announcement, LLC will start from Eden Gardens in Kolkata, followed by Lucknow, New Delhi, Cuttack & Jodhpur. The Play-offs and finals are expected in Dehradun.

Raman Raheja, Co-Founder and CEO, Legends League Cricket said, “It is quite humbling to get top companies like Adani & GMR Groups franchises from LLC. We are going to announce the other 2 franchises soon as well. Our main responsibility is to create a great experience together for fans when they come to see how the Legends of Cricket is back on the field.”

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