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Does Neeta Ambani and Reliance own the CPL franchise Barbados Tridents?

Barbados Tridents, one amongst the six teams in the Caribbean Premier League has an Indian connection. Yes, if reports are to be believed, Neeta Ambani, who is the owner of Mumbai Indians, is also the owner of Barbados Tridents.

The interesting bit is that this team was recently bought by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya. Reports emerged in February that Mallya had become the second IPL owner to have a team in the CPL and it was later confirmed by the man himself.

He said -




The decision to buy the CPL franchise been taken in a hurry. My familiarity with the Caribbean in general and Barbados in particular goes back a number of years. I love this island and obviously that contributed to my enhanced interest in looking at the Tridents franchise.




Now, with troubles surrounding Mallya and his business empire, it's a possibility that he may have sold his stake in the Barbados Tridents. And reports have emerged that it is none other than Reliance which has come to his rescue.

Neeta Ambani, who is the non-executive director of RIL, already has a lot affinity towards owning sports teams and this comes as no surprise if she has bought this franchise.

The details of the deal are not yet clear but there is a high possibility that they may be out anytime soon as CPL approaches. The team (Barbados Tridents) has Robin Singh as their coach and Kieron Pollard as captain. This might be another indication of the 'Mumbai Indians connection' as these two are also part of the core Mumbai Indians family in the IPL.

It may not be a surprise if a 'Breaking News' comes out soon stating Mumbai Indians' owner Mrs. Ambani now also owns a team in the lucrative Caribbean Premier League as well.

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