The Saudi Arabian government is planning to set up the world’s richest T20 League in the Gulf region, and they have proposed plans regarding the same to owners of the Indian Premier League. Saudi Arabian government has been actively investing in multiple sports, having made their way into Formula 1 with the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as well as the LIV Golf, their next goal is to maximise the untapped potential of cricket.
The Gulf state is planning to come up with the richest T20 league in the world, and they have approached the IPL owners regarding the same, having come on board as sponsors for the IPL 2023 season.
Currently, under rules set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Indian players are banned from participating in overseas T20 competitions, however a proposal from Saudi Arabian government representatives could result in that rule being relaxed.
Source – News18, Nine.com.au.