KXIP owners buy CPL franchise
The owners of Kings XI Punjab, a franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have bought the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise St Lucia Zouks.
KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited, the owners of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League have confirmed that they purchased he Caribbean Premier League team St Lucia Zouks on Monday.
They become the second group of IPL owners to currently own a CPL team as well, along with Red Chillies Entertainment who own both the Knight Riders’franchise – Kolkata in the IPL and Trinbago in the Caribbean competition.
Mohit Burman, Zouks’ new co-owners expressed his excitement after investing in one of the most exciting sporting tournaments in the world.
“We are excited at the opportunity to invest in one of the most exciting sporting tournaments in the world, and we have been impressed by the vibrancy of CPL over the last seven years. We visualise taking the franchise to the next level and showcasing St Lucia in the best possible light over the coming years,” he said.
Zouks were a last-minute call-up to replace the barred St Lucia Stars in CPL last season. They had a pretty poor season as they finished second last with just three wins and six defeats in their account. Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy led the side last season. The 2020 edition of the CPL is due to begin on August 19, with the final scheduled for September 26.