Manchester City owner to bid for IPL team

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  1. 12thman

    12thman Youngsta Beauty

    Feb 15, 2010

    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.

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  2. Qazaa

    Qazaa Youngsta Beauty

    Jan 20, 2010
    The man has more money than sense.

    Where were men like these during the Gaza war crime? Kind of disgusting.
  3. Mercenary

    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

    Dec 17, 2009
    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.
  4. 12thman

    12thman Youngsta Beauty

    Feb 15, 2010
    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.
  5. Sohaib

    Sohaib Youngsta Beauty

    Jan 21, 2010
    Perhaps they are trying to inject some English Footballers into Cricket! :p

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