Sri Lanka Premier League: Salman Khan’s Family Buys Lanka Premier League’s Kandy Franchise

Salman Khan
Times of India

The family of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has bought Kandy Tuskers Franchise in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

According to a report, his younger brother Sohail and his father, Salim Khan, are part of the consortium – Sohail Khan International LLP, which has invested in the franchise.

The event, whose player draft has been conducted over the past two days, is scheduled to begin on November 21.

In line with the development, the khans said they invested because they saw “much potential” in the league.

“Considering the players we have on our team, the league in general, and the passion of the fans, which is second to none, we see a lot of potentials” Sohail Khan told the media.

He added that Salman would attend all of Kandy’s matches. Expressing his excitement about Chris Gayle being part of the team, Sohail said, “Gayle is the Boss Man, but we have a very good team.”

Congratulating the players, he added that “Kusal Perera is our local icon, and we also have Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz, Kusal Mendis, and Nuwan Pradeep among others. It’s a good symmetry within youth and knowledge.”

Although the SLPL player draft took place over the past two days amid a lot of confusion over player availability and the game rules, Sohail said he was happy with the squad he has assembled.

There are five teams in the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premium League – Colombo Kings, Dambulla Hawks, Jaffna Stallions, Galle Gladiators, and Kandy Tuskers.