IPL ruling the roost

Across the world T20 leagues are taking shape and the Indian Premier League teams have staked their claim, buying franchises in different countries!

Started with KKR,
now we're here

Among first teams to invest abroad when they bought Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League back in 2015. Here are a list of eight such teams. 

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Reliance Industries Ltd., who own the record five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians, have been awarded the Cape Town franchise.

MI Cape Town

PC: Twitter/@MICapeTown

IPL newbies Lucknow Super Giants have acquired the franchise for Durban. The team will be owned by the RP Sanjeev Goenka group and are called Durban's Super Giants.


Bought by Sunrisers owner Sun TV Group, the team will represent Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), and is the sister club of Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

PC: Twitter/@SunrisersEC

CSK owners India Cements made the highest bid for the Johannesburg franchise. They will be led by ex-CSK batter Faf du Plessis.

Joburg Super Kings

PC: Twitter/@JSKSA20

Rajasthan Royals joined the party as well and secured a franchise in the city of Paarl in South Africa. They will be called Paarl Royals.

Paarl Royals

PC: Twitter/@paarlroyals

Jindal South West Sports, led by Parth Jindal, who is also the co-owner of the IPL’s Delhi Capitals, purchased the franchise for Pretoria.

Pretoria Capitals

PC: Twitter/@PretoriaCapsSA

Moving from the CSA T20, KKR has their hands in the UAE IL T20 league. They recently acquired the Abu Dhabi team, naming them...
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders.

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

A third franchise in T20 cricket for Reliance Industries will see them owning the MI Emirates in the UAE IL T20 league.

MI Emirates

PC: Twitter/@MIEmirates 

The final team abroad which has connections to the IPL is the Dubai Capitals, the sister club of the GMR-owned Delhi Capitals.

Dubai Capitals

PC: Twitter/@Dubai_Capitals

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