Mobile gaming and esports platform Mobile Premier League (MPL), is sponsoring the Knight Riders‘ franchises, in the cricket tournaments of Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The Caribbean Premier league, which is a 33-match season began in Trinidad, Colorado on 18 August and is scheduled to end on 10 September. CPL will feature Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados Tridents, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks. Indian Premier League which will consist of 60 T20 matches is scheduled to start on 19 September and conclude on 10 November in the UAE between the three cities of Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. IPL 2020 will feature Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indian, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Kings IX Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
MPL Vice-President, Abhishek Madhavan said, “We are excited to be the principal sponsors for Kolkata Knight Riders. The team has been a household name right from the start and have won the IPL championship twice too .” He further added that they are hopeful and optimistic about building on this association for the years to come with Trinbago Knight Riders, which won the CPL Championship three times and will also help MPL reach out to the international sports arena. Madhavan also said the association is cemented for CPL and IPL this year. MPL had also partnered with Ireland’s cricket team to sponsor for Irish Men’s team jersey for the one day International series that began in July 2020.
Knight Riders MD and CEO Venky Mysore said, “We are excited to partner with MPL, which is a vibrant Indian start-up company in esports and gaming, run by a group of young people. Our partnership across KKR in IPL and TKR in CPL will create newer opportunities to socialise and activate our partnership.” For more updates on Fantasy Sports, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com