Many Bollywood celebrities are investing more and more in sport. Adding to the list is Sanjay Dutt, who
has become a franchise owner in the upcoming Zim Afro T10 League. The veteran actor will own the
host team Harare Hurricanes along with Sir Rohan Roy, Founder and CEO of Aries Group.
Part of the journey of the fastest format in cricket, T10’s next destination is Zimbabwe, where the
inaugural edition of the Zim Afro T10 will be held from July 20-29. A golden visa-holder of Dubai, Dutt’s
partnership with Roy will be their first in the sport of cricket. Awarded with a knighthood of Parte Guelfa
in Florence, Italy, Roy is a serial entrepreneur with the Aries Group headquarters in Sharjah.
The Zim Afro T10 represents franchise cricket’s first foray in Zimbabwe and the tournament will have
five privately owned teams battling it out for the top prize. The other four teams will be Durban
Qalandars, Cape Town Samp Army, Bulawayo Braves and the Joburg Lions. The players’ draft is slated to
take place on July 2 at a grand ceremony in Harare.
Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Mr Givemore Makoni said, “To see some of the biggest names in
the entertainment industry throw their weight behind the Zim Afro T10 gives me immense pleasure, and
tells me that the tournament is being well received. Now, all that is left is that the Harare Hurricanes put
in a brilliant showing in the tournament next month.”
“Cricket is like a religion in India, and as one of the biggest nations in the sport, I feel it is our duty to
take the game to every corner of the world. Zimbabwe has a rich history in the sport and to associate
with that and help fans have a great time is something that truly gives me joy. I am looking forward to
the Harare Hurricanes doing really well at the Zim Afro T10,” Sanjay Dutt, Co-Owner, Harare Hurricanes,
“I am delighted to work with Sanjay Dutt as we make our team the Harare Hurricanes at the Zim Afro
T10. It is the most entertaining and enterprising format in the sport and this association is a chance to
realise a childhood dream. May the best team win at the Zim Afro T10,” Sir Sohan Roy said.
T Ten Global Sports Founder and Chairman Mr Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk said, “Sohan Roy and Sanjay Dutt
coming together is a dream partnership for me, and I am extremely happy that they have chosen the
Zim Afro T10 to begin their cricketing journey. Both, Sohan and Sanjay, are very dynamic and great
leaders, and I am sure that their team, Harare Hurricanes, will display those characteristics at the Zim
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