Roger Federer joins UAE Royals, Virat Kohli to co-own franch


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New Delhi: Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team’s Test captain, was on Thursday named co-owner of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) franchise UAE Royals.

The announcement was made at an event in Dubai that was attended by Mahesh Bhupathi, Managing Director - IPTL; India’s current Test cricket captain and co-owner of the UAE Royals Virat Kohli; Neelesh Bhatnagar and Sachin Gadoya, co-owners UAE Royals and Praveen Bhatnagar, CEO UAE Royals.

Kohli also confirmed the news by posting a Tweet through his official Twitter account.

In another major announcement, Roger Federer joined the UAE Royals franchise for IPTL's second edition.

IPTL, promoted by tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi, will be played across five countries in Asia. The other teams are Manila Mavericks, Singapore Slammers, Micromax Indian Aces and Japan Warriors.

The tournament will be played between 2 December and 20 December this year.