Kings XI Punjab seek a ‘name change’ before IPL
An official of Board of Control for Cricket in India informed Kings XI Punjab, one of the most powerful franchises of the Indian Premier League, have requested to change their name.
Pritey Zinta, the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, while assisting the request, pointed out to many teams of the United Sates National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball are allowed to change their names when they shift the base.
If the requested is accepted, Kings XI Punjab will be seen playing under a new name.
Kings XI Punjab is yet to win a title contest in the Indian Premier League (IPL); this year they have constructed a strong team in IPL auction 2018.
Kings XI Punjab Squad after IPL auction 2018: Axar Patel (Retained), Ravichandran Ashwin (Rs 7.6 crore), Karun Nair (Rs 5.6 crore), KL Rahul (Rs 11 crore), David Miller (3 crore Retained via RTM), Aaron Finch (Rs 6.2 crore), Yuvaraj Singh (Rs 2 crore), Marcus Stoinis (Rs 6.2 crore Retained via RTM), Mayank Agarwal (Rs 1 crore), Ankit Singh Rajpoot (Rs 3 crore), Manoj Tiwary (Rs 1 crore), Mohit Sharma (Rs 2.4 crore Retained via RTM), Mujeeb Zadran (Rs 4 crore), Barinder Sran (Rs 2.2 crore), Andrew Tye (Rs 7.2 crore), Akshdeep Nath (Rs 1 crore), Ben Dwarshuis (Rs 1.4 crore), Mayank Dagar (Rs 20 Lakh), Pradeep Sahu (Rs 20 Lakh), Chris Gayle, (Rs 2 crore)