IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab will change its name to Punjab Kings

The Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab is set to change its name to Punjab Kings ahead of the new season.

While the franchise has remained low-key on the matter, senior BCCI officials – aware of the development – have confirmed Sports star that the franchise has obtained 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, are expected to officially announce the new name in a day or two. Despite being in the league since 2008, the team has only finished third once and was a finalist in 2014.

The franchise has released some of its best players and is expected to cause a stir at the auction – scheduled for Thursday in Chennai.

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