Kings XI Punjab, one of the eight franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Kings XI Punjab has changed its name from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings. The Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) begins in the 2nd week of April 2021. Formal communication has been made to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by the owners of the franchise. An approval is understood to have also been obtained.
Kings XI Punjab to be renamed as Punjab Kings In IPL 2021
It has been heard that the franchise owners are thinking to re-launch the franchise under a new name of Punjab kings. After the IPL 2021 Auction, the franchise will relaunch in Mumbai. The Kings XI Punjab is owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul. The Kings XI Punjab is one of the underperforming teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).
In an advisory to sent to Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, the BCCI said, “Before checking into their respective rooms, they (those arriving on February 17) will undergo a Rapid Antigen Test followed by an RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at the designated sampling kiosk set up in the hotel by the BCCI’s accredited testing agency. All individuals must quarantine in their respective rooms until results of the RT-PCR tests are available. Typically the reports will be available within 3-4 hours of sample collection.”
For those arriving on the day of the auction, the management says, “All personnel arriving on the 18th February 2021 must quarantine in their respective rooms until results of the RT-PCR test are available. Reports of samples collected before 9 am on 18th February 2021 will be available by 1 pm. Only those individuals who have tested negative for COVID-19 will be permitted to attend the IPL 2021 auctions.”
292 players are participating in the IPL 2021 auction, including 164 Indians, who go under the hammer with close to Rs 200 crore available for the transaction.