Manchester City owner to bid for IPL team

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  1. 12thman
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    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2855068/City-in-cricket-IPL-team-bid.html

    MANCHESTER CITY are considering a dramatic move into cricket by buying an Indian Premier League team.

    The club's mega-rich owners believe their Abu Dhabi base is perfect for a new team as the IPL continues its global expansion.

    IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said: "I can confirm an English Premier League club has approached us about buying a team."

    From 2011, the IPL will have 10 teams rather than the current eight - and the new teams could be announced as early as next month.

    Abu Dhabi's ground has staged one-day internationals with Pakistan, West Indies and New Zealand.

    Modi insists the IPL can become as big a brand as Chelsea and Manchester United. But he insisted last night the Londoners were not the interested club.

    City owner Sheikh Mansour has an estimated family fortune of £500billion. And City would be the only English club with the financial clout.

    Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepag...ty-in-cricket-IPL-team-bid.html#ixzz0feXof68C
     
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    The man has more money than sense.

    Where were men like these during the Gaza war crime? Kind of disgusting.
     
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    He'd be better off getting together with a couple of other sheikhs and starting a UAE T20 league, in the long term his cash would benefit the UAE cricket structure.
     
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    If Manchester City buy an IPL team then they maybe able to have a powerful say in the league as they are worth much more than Modi. It may also be good for Pak players as I dont see them overlooking them for the interests of Modi and Co.
     
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    Perhaps they are trying to inject some English Footballers into Cricket! :p
     

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