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NBA And NFL Players Invest In Indian Cricket Side

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NBA And NFL Players Invest In Indian Cricket Side

US basketball player Chris Paul and American football players Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Beachum have invested in the Indian Premier League cricket side, Rajasthan Royals. 

The three US athletes will be minority investors in the Royals, who won the Twenty20 tournament in 2008 under late Australian cricket icon Shane Warne.

Rajasthan’s lead owner Manoj Badale said: “We are extremely pleased to have Chris, Larry and Kelvin join us as investors who have seen the vision of the Royals as a truly global brand.”

The Indian Premier League, founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2007,  is one of the most popular franchise-format leagues for Twenty20, the shortest form of cricket. 

In a Twenty20 game, the two teams have a single innings each, which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs.

NBA star Chris Paul said: “I am excited to have become one of the first US athletes to see the value and scope for growth in the IPL.”

The Phoenix Suns player also has a stake in minor league baseball team Winston Salem Dash.

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