New Delhi: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan treated his fans and sports enthusiasts to some great news, by announcing an upcoming ‘world class stadium’ in greater Los Angeles. The actor, who is also the co-owner of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), will be collaborating with a USA MLC T20, for the project.
In his statement, Shah Rukh said, “Our investment in MLC in America, is based on our belief in the exciting future of cricket in the USA and is well aligned to our strategy of establishing Knight Riders as a global brand in T20 cricket. Plans to build a world class cricket stadium in the greater Los Angeles area is exciting for us and MLC. This will no doubt have a transformational impact on one of the world’s most iconic metropolitan areas.”
His statement further read, “MLC is committed to building outstanding infrastructure for cricket in key markets accessible to legions of cricket-loving fans. We’re grateful to the City of Irvine for agreeing to explore this development in the heart of Orange County,” said Sameer Mehta and Vijay Srinivasan, Co-Founders, Major League Cricket. “Great Park’s position as a hub for community recreation and its array of first-class sports facilities makes it an ideal location for the potential addition of a venue serving the local cricket-loving community and the broader Greater Los Angeles region with major international cricket events set to take place there.”
The stadium plans include state-of-the-art training facilities, locker rooms, luxury suites, dedicated parking, concessions, field lighting and an international-grade pitch to meet International Cricket Council (ICC) accreditation and allow the venue to host the highest level of international cricket competition. USA Cricket is expected to bid for future men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments, with the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup already set to be co-hosted by the United States and the West Indies. The ICC is bidding for the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Olympic Games to be held in Los Angeles – if successful, the stadium at Great Park is expected to be a centerpiece venue for the event in southern California.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan has been treating his audience to back-to-back thrilling announcements, lately. On the work front, the ‘King Of Bollywood’ will be seen in a power-packed avatar in the action-thriller ‘Pathaan’. The makers already have the audience on the edge by revealing Shah Rukh’s first look, with the teaser.
The superstar also has Atlee’s untitled film opposite Nayanthara, along with Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Dunki’, featuring Taapsee Pannu, that will release next year, on Christmas.