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KKR co-owner SRK doesn’t want IPL to go overseas

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Published May 9, 2016, 1:22 am IST
Updated May 9, 2016, 1:55 pm IST
SRK, talking to CNN, made his stance clearing stating: “Business and viewership wise India watches maximum cricket. So IPL needs to be here.
KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan
 KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan

Amidst controversy relating to the cash-rich IPL happening in India when several parts of the country are reeling from severe drought, Bollywood superstar and KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan has given his views on the subject.

SRK, talking to CNN, made his stance clearing stating: “Business and viewership wise India watches maximum cricket. So IPL needs to be here. The Twenty20 tournament started in India and should stay here without any doubt.”

 

Earlier after the Bombay HC ordered BCCI to shift IPL from May 1 out of Maharashtra owing to drought, discussions started on whether the IPL should be held in any other country in the near future. Anurag Thakur dropped broad hints about it by saying, “The IPL governing council will be looking at the venues in India and abroad. We have to check the availability of the venues and prevailing conditions”.

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