Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of the Knight Riders’ franchises globally, was over the moon after the Trinbago Knight Riders named their squad for the inaugural edition of the Women’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The three-team tournament is set to get underway on August 30.
Along with TKR, Guyana Amazon Warriors, led by Stafanie Taylor and Barbados Royals, led by Hayley Matthews, will take part in the championship.
Shah Rukh, on Friday, June 17, dropped a tweet and expressed his delight at the upcoming tournament.
Shah Rukh took to Twitter and wrote, “This is such a happy moment for all of us at @KKRiders @ADKRiders & of course, the lovely set of people at @TKRiders. Hope I can make it there to see this live!!”
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 17, 2022
The men’s team of the Knight Riders has won the CPL quite a few times under the leadership of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard.
Venky Mysore, the Director of TKR, said that he is looking forward to seeing the ladies take part in the championship.
“We are proud to announce our first women’s team under the Knight Riders banner, and are eagerly looking forward to watching the ladies represent TKR in the inaugural Women’s T20 competition in this year’s Caribbean Premier League,” Mysore was quoted as saying.
“We are always most supportive of such initiatives and are on a continuous lookout to expand the sport across the globe and across demographics. We are therefore particularly thrilled to support the launch of the women’s T20 in the Caribbean and would like to congratulate and thank CWI and CPL for taking the initiative to launch the Women’s editions this year,” he added.
TKR squad for Women’s CPL
Deandra Dottin (C), Anisa Mohammed, Lee Ann Kirby, Kyshona Knight, Kycia Knight, Natasha Farrant, Sheneta Grimmond, Caneisha Isaac, Jannillea Glasgow, Steffie Soogrim, Shawnisha Hector
— Trinbago Knight Riders (@TKRiders) June 16, 2022