Mumbai, Mar 13 : Shahrukh Khan, the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) today said his team will be an inspiration for budding cricketers and fans.
Speaking to reporters here, Shahrukh said his team's philosophy be to inspire the common man through the cricket.
"We will create such a platform that not only those who want to play cricket, but also those who want to lead a better life can get inspired by our players and lead a successful victorious life," said Khan.
Khan, and his business partners formally launched their team on Tuesday.
The Kolkata IPL team will be led by former Indian cricket team skipper Saurav Ganguly. John Buchanan will be its coach.
The IPL, a Twenty20 competition is scheduled to start on April 18 this year and will last for 44 days involving 59 matches. The prize money for the league will be around three million dollars.
Each team will have a pool of 16 players, of whom four will be of international caliber and four from the Under-19 level.