CPL: EM Sporting Holdings Ltd. (Royals Sporting Group), owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR), has announced its recent acquisition as they acquired Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Barbados Trident.
As informed by the Royals Sports Group, they have acquired majority stakes of the CPL franchise Barbados Trident and the team will be rebranded as Barbados Royals as the group takes steps to increase its global presence.
Manoj Badale, chairperson of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) has informed the development and said, “We are delighted to have signed this deal with Manish Patel, to acquire a majority stake in the Barbados CPL franchise.
Badale further thanked the Barbados government for their constant support. He said the move is a strategic move to improve the tourism of the country along with cricket.
“Barbados Royals will be an important part of the Royals’ cricket ecosystem. With a fantastic talent pool of local players, we have the opportunity to innovate and develop strategies that will benefit the Royals Group. We are also excited at the prospect of how we can promote growth in the game of cricket,” said Director of Cricket Operations Kumar Sangakkara, who now has Barbados Royals as another responsibility.
Manish Patel, principal of the Barbados Tridents franchise also expressed his excitement.
“We are extremely excited about the partnership with Manoj and the Rajasthan Royals family, which will further advance cricket in Barbados and the region.”
The Caribbean Premier League 2021 is scheduled to begin on August 26.
CPL: Barbados Trident to be named Barbados Royals after IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals acquisition.