2007 Rabbitoh Twenty 20 Cricketers Team ?

4th November 2007

South Sydney Rugby League Club owners Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes a Court are set to extend their unorthodox foray into sports investment by buying into a franchise in the newly launched Indian Premier League cricket competition. Souths' latest plan could result in superstars such as Brett Lee and Ricky Ponting playing for the Rabbitohs cricket team in Mumbai. "If the football club decides this is something they want to get involved with, then the Souths name could be spread," Mr Holmes a Court confirmed yesterday. The proposed alliance between Souths and the IPL continues a fresh approach to sporting investment by Crowe and Holmes a Court. Organisers of the IPL are seeking applications by potential owners or investors in franchises, which will contest a Twenty20 tournament in India next April. The top two teams from the IPL, as well as those from Twenty20 competitions in Australia, England and South Africa will enter an international Champions Twenty20 league. That league will offer millions of dollars in prizemoney.