The Bollywood superstar and veteran actor, Sanjay Dutt has acquired a team in the upcoming enthralling T10 competition in Zimbabwe, Zim Afro T10.
Dutt will co-own the team, Harare Hurricanes, with Sohan Roy, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group of Companies. The inaugural season of the Zim Afro T10 will kick off on July 20 and conclude on July 29, 2023. All fixtures will be played in Harare.
The Khalnayak-actor’s side will be pitted against four privately owned teams in Zimbabwe’s first franchise cricket tournament – Durban Qalandars, CapeTown Samp Army, Bulawayo Braves and Joburg Lions.
The players’ draft is likely to be conducted on July 2 in an eventful 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.”
Sanjay Dutt, Co-Owner, Harare Hurricanes, said, “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.”
“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,” 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 Afro T10.”