Pakistani actor buys stake in ICL’s Lahore Badshahs

April 1st, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Pakistani actor Moammar Rana has bought a stake in Indian Cricket League’s (ICL) Lahore Badshahs team and would be instrumental in endorsing and promoting the team in both countries, it was announced by the organisers here Tuesday. Rana become the second actor after Mithun Chakraborty to buy a stake in a ICL team. Mithun bought a stake in the Kolkata Tigers team last week.

“I am delighted to see the Lahore Badshahs perform so well and entertain millions of cricket fans. I am looking forward to be working with the Lahore Badshahs team, namely with stalwarts like Inzamam, Moin Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed, to take the Badshahs to the next level in cricket. I am sure that my fans will support my team Lahore Badshahs,” Rana said in a statement.

Kapil Dev, chairman of ICL’s executive board, said: “The Lahore Badshahs have been a critical factor in getting an overwhelming response for the Edelweiss 20s Challenge. The Badshahs are arguably one of the best sides and with Rana’s huge fan following in Pakistan, I am sure the popularity of the team will reach unprecedented levels across the sub continent.”

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