TRINBAGO Knight Riders (TKR) fast bowler Ali Khan, 29, is set to become the first American cricketer to play in the popular Indian Premier League (IPL).
According to an espncricinfo story, Khan will play for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL that will be held in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 to November 10.
The article said Khan, pending approval, will join KKR “as a replacement for the English seamer Harry Gurney. Gurney is scheduled to have surgery related to a shoulder injury, and has pulled out of both the IPL and England's Vitality Blast last month.”
TKR and KKR are both owned by Red Chillies Entertainment. Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is one of the owners.
Khan, born in Pakistan, was part of the TKR squad that won the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League title, on Thursday in TT.