Mark Wahlberg has purchased a stake in a Caribbean cricket team after discovering a newfound love of the sport. The Fighter star has invested in Limacol Caribbean Premier League's (LCPL) Barbados Tridents team after its chairman Ajmal Khan introduced him to cricket. A statement issued by the Hollywood actor reads, "I'm excited to be a part of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League because I know cricket is huge in the Caribbean and a rich part of the region's heritage. "Sports and entertainment are a powerful combination, and the LCPL will appeal to a huge audience worldwide. Thanks to my dear friend Ajmal Khan who introduced me to Barbados and the LCPL, I am a huge cricket fan now. "