T20 World Cup requests Shah Rukh Khan to promote the women’s tournament in 2020
The actor is presently in Melbourne.
Published - Aug 12, 2019 9:52 am | Updated - Nov 9, 2019 6:40 pm
The ICC T20 Men’s World Cup will take centre stage from October 2020, but prior to that the Women’s T20 World Cup is set to enthral the audience. The tournament is scheduled to be played in Australia between February 21 and March 8 with 10 participants, locking horns in 23 matches. The Aussies are the defending champions and will play their first match against India in Sydney.
Eight teams for the mega-event have already been finalized with the remaining two teams to be selected from the Qualifiers, which will take place from August 31 to September 7 in Scotland. Eights team will be crossing swords in the qualifying round in order to play the T20 extravaganza next year. Recently, the ICC named Namibia as the replacement of Zimbabwe, who was recently banned.
In the meantime, the T20 World Cup has asked Shah Rukh Khan, the veteran Bollywood actor, to promote the tournament. Khan, of the biggest superstars in the Indian film industry, is presently in Melbourne where he has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the La Trobe University. He also dropped a tweet where he talked about his visit to the renowned university.
Seeing that Khan is travelling in Australia, the T20 World Cup couldn’t stop itself from making him the request. Their official Twitter handle wrote, “@iamsrk You should stop by in February next year for the Women’s stand-alone T20 World Cup? We are trying to break the World Record for the highest Women’s sporting attendance.”
Shah Rukh Khan’s relation with cricket
The experienced Shah Rukh is associated with the game of cricket for over a decade now. He is the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the two-time champions of the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL). He has been with the franchise ever since 2008 and has been seen cheering for them.
Khan is also one of the owners of the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). TKR won the championship back in 2017 and 2018 under the leadership of Dwayne Bravo and Khan would be hoping for the franchise to put up another decent show next time around.