After establishing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2008 in the Indian Premier League(IPL), the Knight Riders group owned the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League(CPL) in 2015 escort by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta as co-owners.

Recently, the Knight Riders Group made a significant investment in Major League Cricket (MLC-3rd Franchise) in the USA and will set up Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR) as a vital part of the UAE’s flagship T20 league.

Shah Rukh Khan said, “For several years now, we have been expanding the Knight Riders brand globally and closely watching the potential for T20 cricket in the UAE. We are excited about becoming part of this league, which no doubt will become hugely successful.”