Russell Crowe to buy franchise in IPL
Melbourne: Hollywood star Russell Crowe is all set to own a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Twenty20 extravaganza planned by the Board of Control for Cricket in (BCCI) and backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
According to Sun-Herald, the Academy Award winner — cousin of former New Zealand captains Jeff and Martin Crowe — and businessman Peter Holmes, who jointly own the South Sydney Rugby League Club, are about to make this unusual business foray by buying a franchise in the IPL.
“If the football club decides this is something they want to get involved with, then the Souths name could be spread,” Holmes was quoted as saying.
Rabbitohs, as the club is better known, has already entered a global partnership with English football club Leeds United and the sides are scheduled to play a trial match in Florida next year. — PTI