Saudi Arabia is planning to launch the world’s most lucrative Twenty20 cricket tournament, according to media reports in Australia.
High-level discussions have begun between the Saudi government and owners of Indian Premier League (IPL) teams.
Saudi Arabia has reportedly been in touch with administrators, players, and coaches from many countries for at least a year, however, most of these discussions have been private.
With the establishment of this cricket league, Saudi Arabia looks to attract more eyes to their country through sport, as well as accomplish their goal of being the top tourist destination for Indians.
As per the report, Saudi Arabia will take the help of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and IPL owners to organize their cricket league. The nation already has an established relationship with Indian cricket administrators, with Saudi Tourism Authority being the official sponsor for the IPL this year.