Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab is all set to change its name to Punjab Kings ahead of the new season.
While the franchise remained tight-tipped on the issue, top BCCI officials – aware of the development – have confirmed to Sportstar that the franchise has obtained an approval for the name change.
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The team, which is co-owned by Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, Karan Paul and Priety Zinta, is expected to formally announce the new name in a day or two. Despite being part of the league since 2008, the team has only once finished third and was the runners-up in 2014.
The franchise released some of its top players and is expected to make a splash in the auction – scheduled to be held in Chennai on Thursday.