Pakistani film stars, Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Ali, have become the owners of an IPL Soccer team, Derby Crusaders.
Noreen Khan, a British Pakistani radio host and presenter, is the co-owner of Derby Crusaders.
The final team owners confirmed for 2020@IPLSOCCERUK tournament!
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The ‘Parwaaz Hai Junoon’ actor announced the news on Instagram saying he has always been a huge fan of football.
Ahad Raza Mir wrote:
I’ve always been a huge soccer fan so naturally I’m thrilled to announce the fourth and final IPLSOCCER team. My team!
Mir further added:
The Derby Crusaders! I know IPLSoccer will give me the chance to better connect with my fans in the UK and I’m hopeful that I can use the experience from being part of this league to help promote soccer in Pakistan. See you at IPL.
Sajal Ali announced the big news on Instagram as well saying she is proud to own Derby Crusaders.
The ‘Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai’ actress said:
Feeling proud to announce Derby Crusaders- the fourth and final IPLSOCCER team with Ahad Raza Mir, and Noreen Khan named as my co-owners. I’ve always been wanting to promote and support sports for girls in Pakistan. This is my step in doing so.
About IPL Soccer
IPL Soccer is an initiative of Liverpool legend Michael Owen, aiming to provide a taste of competitive football to a generation of diverse, local football players.
There are four teams in IPL Soccer; Birmingham Challengers, Derby Crusaders, Leicester Galacticos, and London Warriors.
Each team in IPL Soccer is owned by celebrities. Famous British Pakistani boxer, Amir Khan, co-owns London Warriors with his wife Faryal Makhdoom.
IPL Soccer, a competitive 7-a-side indoor football competition, is set to begin in June 2020.