Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore shows interest in investing for ‘The Hundred’ tournament that’s taking place shortly. The England Cricket Board (ECB) had to conduct this hundred ball competition with different counties participating in it without any private investments flowing in.
The already scheduled league during the summer in England was postponed. It actually had to be in place shortly but was postponed to a later time after a recent discussion amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile KKR CEO and Multan Sultans (Team in PKL) co-owner Ali Khan Tareen expressed views in investing for the tournament.
There were set rules from the ECB initially to reject the involvement of private investment. As this new city-based tournament goes through a different phase of economic slowdown, more options of investments might be a possibility. Such a statement from the board is likely to attract the interests of experienced franchises like KKR and Sultan Multans so as to fulfill the cost of the English game as much as £380 million (US$470m).