The Co-owner of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab, Preity Zinta has extended her relation with cricket by becoming the owner of Stellenbosch Monarchs in the T20 Global League.
The news was confirmed by Cricket SA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. After Shah Rukh Khan (who owns the Capetown Knight Riders), Preity is the only Indian celebrity to join the league as an owner.
Addressing the media, Lorgat said, “I am extremely proud to announce and warmly welcome Preity Zinta to South Africa and the T20 Global League family. 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.”
Meanwhile, Preity also released a statement regarding the same, she said, “I would like to compliment and thank Haroon Lorgat from Cricket South Africa for his unrelenting persistence, passion & belief in the T20 Global league which inspired me to come on board.”
However, Faf du Plessis who is the marquee player of the Preity Zinta owned team also expressed his thoughts regarding the owner. He said, “I’m very excited to see that Preity Zinta has come on board. I have heard from my team mates that she is very good to work with, so I’m looking forward to working with her and seeing how she impacts our team space. She is also very passionate about the sport and I am sure local fans will have an awesome time at Boland Park.”