IPL Kings XI Punjab team co-owner, Preity Zinta, has been confirmed as the owner of the Stellenbosch franchise team in the T20 Global League.
Presence of Preity Zinta in the Global T20 league surely boosts the league. Preity is second from Bollywood after Shahrukh Khan to join South African League.
“I am extremely proud to announce and warmly welcome Preity Zinta to South Africa and the T20 Global League family,” said Cricket SA CEO Haroon Lorgat.
“The introduction of a Bollywood star like Preity Zinta speaks volumes for the T20 Global League and finalizes an eminent and enviable group of owners. Her experience and stardom will add value to the T20GL.
Preity Zinta is the owner of the Kings Punjab XI in Indian Premier League, and at that stage was the only woman owner of an IPL team.
In the #T20GL, it’s a similar situation as she looks to turn the Paarl-based franchise into a winner.
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) 8 September 2017
“I would like to compliment and thank Haroon Lorgat from Cricket South Africa for his unrelenting persistence, passion, and belief in the T20 Global League, which inspired me to come on board,” said Zinta.
“I hope the people of the Winelands area of South Africa have an unrivaled fan experience during this tournament and believe together we will make our team and stadium something very special,” explained Zinta.