5 Business Tycoons who can buy 2 Teams ahead of IPL 2022

Check out the list of businessmen who would be interested in owning an IPL franchise.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 30 June 2021 7:46 pm

The Indian Premier League is undoubtedly one of the biggest T20 tournaments in the world. With some of the best players from across the globe featuring in the league, there is always a lot of buzz and excitement around the cash-rich league. The owners of the franchises also play a significant role as they invest a lot of money in the smooth conduct of the tournament. The current owners of all the franchises are as follows:

1. Chennai Super Kings Owner – N Srinivasan (India Cements)

2. Delhi Capitals - Parth Jindal (JSW)

3. Kolkata Knight Riders - Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment)

4. Punjab Kings - Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia

5. Mumbai Indians Owner – Mukesh Ambani (Reliance)

6. Rajasthan Royals - Manoj Badale (British Asian Trust)

7. Royal Challengers Bangalore - United Spirits

8. Sunrisers Hyderabad Owner – Kalanithi Maran (Sun TV Network)

Two new teams in IPL 2022

BCCI had confirmed that two new teams will be added ahead of IPL 2022 where a mega auction will also take place. While the plans are currently on hold, the tenders for the new teams will be released ahead of the next season. Hence, it is quite evident that the purchase of an IPL team will require a hefty investment and only a few people in the country could afford the same. Check out the list of five possible business tycoons who would be in the race of buying the two new teams:

1. Gautam Adani (Adani Group)

Gautam Adani, the owner of Adani Group and the second richest person in India after Mukesh Ambani, is one of the leading contenders to buy the new IPL franchise. The Adani Group has a variety of businesses including logistics, agribusiness, real estate, energy, resources, financial services, defense, and aerospace. With the conglomerate set-up in Ahmedabad and one of the new franchises expected to be based from there, especially after the construction of the biggest cricket stadium (Narendra Modi Stadium) in the world, Adani Group are expected to be quite interested. The conglomerate also have a history of association with sports, having launched the ‘Garv Hai’ program to support athletes in India. They have also set up a football academy (Surguja Football Academy) in Chhattisgarh.

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