To establish the richest Twenty20 league in the world, Saudi Arabia approaches the BCCI and IPL team owners: Reports Indian players, who are not permitted to play in other T20 leagues around the world, may play in the league, according to reports. According to reports, Saudi representatives have requested Indian players’ participation in the new League.
A number of world-class sporting events, including the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the Saudi International Golf, and top boxing matches, have been held in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation chairman Prince Saud bin Mishal Al-Saud was quoted by Arab News as saying last month, “Our aim is to create a sustainable industry for locals and expats living in the Kingdom and make Saudi Arabia a global cricketing destination.”
Greg Barclay, chairman of the International Cricket Council, previously stated that Saudi Arabia, which has made significant investments in sports tourism, is interested in cricket.
According to a report, Barclay stated, “If you look at other sports they’ve been involved in, cricket is something I imagine would be attractive to them.”
“Cricket would work quite well for Saudi Arabia given their general expansion into sport. “Given their regional presence, cricket would seem to be a pretty obvious one to pursue,” he added. “They’re pretty keen to invest in sport.”