Bollywood Actor Sachin Joshi buys Lanka Premier League team Dambulla Hawks

Written by Sumit Seth

The much talked about Lanka Premier League (LPL), starting later this month, is continue to attract Indian film industry, popularly known as Bollywood. Last month,  one of the LPL franchise Kandy Tuskers was bought by Superstar Salman Khan’s family. The Bollywood star’s father Salim Khan and younger brother Sohail are part of the consortium that has invested in the franchise.

Now, in the latest development, Cricket Age reliably learns that another Bollywood actor and multi-billionaire businessman Sachin Joshi has bought Dambulla Hawks.

“Today, Mr. Sachin Joshi’s company Viiking Ventures came on the board as the owner of Dambulla Hawks” a top SLC official told Cricket Age.

Dambulla Hawks will be captained by  Sri Lanka’s dashing allrounder Dasun Shanaka, while Carlos Braithwaite, Samit Patel  have been signed as Foreign Players in the Squad.

Sachin Joshi was initially unsuccessful in establishing himself in Telugu films, but later began working as an actor in Bollywood to mixed reception. He made his debut in the 2002 Telugu film Mounamelanoyi and went on to star in two more Telugu films, Ninu Chudaka Nenundalenu (2002) and Orey Pandu (2005). He did not star in films again until 2011, when he performed as the titular lead character in the Hindi film Aazaan, which he also co-produced. This marked his debut in Hindi film. Joshi returned to Tollywood with the remake of Aashiqui 2 and reprised the role played by Aditya Roy Kapur in the Hindi version. He co-starred with Nazia Hussain, who made her debut with Aashiqui 2. Joshi was also a lead in the 2013 film Jackpot, in which he starred opposite Sunny Leone and Naseeruddin Shah.

On business front, Joshi is the Chairman of Viiking Ventures, which is the holding company for all his diverse business interests. From Hospitality to Real Estate, Beverages to Aviationand Fitness Centres to Health Spas,
Sachiin Joshi’s multi-million-dollar business empire is awe inspiring to many. More so, because they have all been single-handedly set up by Sachiin Joshi, and he continues to be the guiding light for their sustained growth. He also actively works with PETA to promote a vegetarian lifestyle. Truly multi-dimensional in his approach to business, Sachiin Joshi firmly believes in pursuing his passion and pushing the limits of excellence.

For the LPL, only the 7-day quarantine will be required for the players and during this period also, the players would be able to have training inside the bio-bubble. The organizers has announced that the franchise based tournament will now take place from the 26th of November to the 16th of December. Five Teams Are Taking Part In LPL T20. Colombo Kings, Kandy Tuskers, Dambulla Hawks, Jaffna Stallions And Galle Gladiators.

Sony Sports India has bagged the rights to broadcast the LPL. All matches will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. The LPL will be held under strict health guidelines and under a bio-secure bubble, due to the prevalent coronavirus outbreak in the country.

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