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SBD Global/July 16, 2014/Franchises

Chalak Mitra Group Buys Reigning Caribbean Premier League Champ Jamaica Tallawahs

Chalak Mitra Group has been announced as the "new franchise owners" of reigning Caribbean Premier League champion Jamaica Tallawahs, according to the JAMAICA GLEANER. The CMG was founded by a "group of entrepreneurs from India who are passionate about cricket." The group, headquartered in Dallas, owns and operates "restaurant concepts across America, including one of the largest KFC franchises in the country." The group is "no stranger to sport, as through its restaurant businesses," it has sponsorship deals with the NBA Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies, as well as "several initiatives at collegiate and grassroots level." CMG Chair Manish Patel said, "We're delighted to become the new owners of the Jamaica Tallawahs franchise. As a group, we are passionate about cricket, and after seeing the success of the CPL last year, we knew this was something we wanted to be a part of" (JAMAICA GLEANER, 7/15).
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