IPL 2018: Priety Zinta appeals for a change in franchise name

Kings XI Punjab bought total 25 players in IPL Auction 2018.

KXIP Team at the IPL auction 2018 | KXIP Twitter handle

The  11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to get underway on 7 April in Mumbai after the conclusion of the exciting auction over the weekend in Bengaluru.

It will be the biggest IPL season as Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals returned to IPL folds this season, plus we will be a witness to many prominent future stars across the world during the cash-rich T20 league in the country.

During the IPL Auction 2018, we saw Preity Zinta was on a shopping spree, buying a total of 25 players but she is still not happy and wants to bring in another change ahead of the mega event in the country.

It is learned that Preity Zinta co-owned IPL franchise –Kings XI Punjab might be seen playing with another name in the coming season of the IPL 2018, as they have submitted the request of name-change to the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) to allow them to change the franchise name.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, a BCCI official said that the KXIP co-owner Zinta has requested that the way the NBA and Major League Baseball teams in the United States are allowed to change their name on the basis of changing the base, they should also allow changing the franchise name.

KXIP could not get a good response in Mohali, therefore, they will have to play their three matches of IPL 2018  at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. 

It will be interesting to see therefore if BCCI accepts this change of request and what name does it get when they play away from home.

 


By Rashmi Nanda - 30 Jan, 2018

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