The Saudi Arabian government has made proposals to the Indian Premier League’s owners in order to establish the richest T20 League in the history of the Gulf. The Saudi Arabian government has been actively investing in a variety of sports. After breaking into Formula 1 with the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and the LIV Golf, their next objective is to fully realise cricket’s potential.
The suggestion from Saudi Arabia’s government representatives for their richest T20 league may be necessary to persuade the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to change its rules because Indian players are currently not permitted to compete in international T20 competitions.
The International Cricket Council (ICC), its member nations, including Australia, have to approve the formation of any potential Gulf league, according to a report in The Age that conversations about the Saudi Arabian league had been ongoing for almost a year.
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which purchased Premier League team Newcastle United, is just one example of how the Gulf state has extensively invested in major sports and events around the world.