Trinbago Knight Riders
The Trinbago Knight Riders (formerly the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel) is a franchise cricket team of the Caribbean Premier League based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Red Steel was one of the original six teams created for the tournament’s inaugural 2013 season. Their home ground is Queen’s Park Oval.
In 2015, Red Chillies Entertainment, the parent company of Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, purchased stake in the Red Steel. The Red Steel went on to win the 2015 tournament. After the season, the name was changed to Trinbago Knight Riders.
The Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel were one of the six teams created for the Caribbean Premier League’s inaugural 2013 season. In2015, they won the tournament for the first time, defeating the Barbados Tridents 178–158 at Queen’s Park Oval.
Also in 2015, Red Chillies Entertainment led by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and Mehta Group of businessman Jay Mehta and his wife Juhi Chawla, purchased stake in the Red Steel. Red Chillies Entertainment also owns the Indian Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders; this was the first time an IPL team had invested in a Twenty20 cricket league outside India. In 2016, Red Chillies Entertainment took over the team’s operations and changed the name to the Knight Riders. The core team remained the same in 2016, with Dwayne Bravo at the helm. However, the team’s marquee foreign player is New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, who has played for KKR in the past. Brad Hogg and Colin Munro have also played for KKR before. Darren Bravo and Sunil Narine currently play for both the Knight Riders teams. Simon Katich in 2017, replaced fellow Australian Simon Helmot as the head coach.