Stellenbosch T20 Global League team renamed as Stellenbosch Kings

The Stellenbosch based T20 Global League team will be known as the Stellenbosch Kings. The announcement was made on Wednesday at a Global League event at Val de Vie Estate in the Cape Winelands.

The name change comes as a result of new ownership of the team which was bought by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta. The Indian celebrity is also the co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

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Bollywood actress and Stellenbosch Kings owner Preity Zinta also owns IPL team, Kings XI Punjab. PHOTO: Twitter

Bollywood actress and Stellenbosch Kings owner Preity Zinta also owns IPL team, Kings XI Punjab. PHOTO: Twitter

Maties cricketer and T20 Global League rookie, Kyle Simmons, said that he is particularly excited by the opportunity to become a big name in cricket: “It’s a chance for a nobody to become a somebody. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet.”

Drakenstein Councillor, Rean Smuts said that the upcoming tournament is “the perfect opportunity to show the world what we have to offer”.

One of the Kings’ big name players, and Bolad local, Henry Davids is confident that the tournament and team will unearth talent in the region: “I’m 100% certain this region will produce many more Charl Langeveldts, Henry Williams and Justin Ontongs”

The new name also calls for a new logo for the Boland Park based team. Photo: Twitter

The new name also calls for a new logo for the Boland Park based team. Photo: Twitter

Wednesday’s event was attended by many South African sporting celebrities who shared their thoughts on the team and the event on Twitter:

The Monarchs’ campaign will begin a day later, on Saturday 04 November, when they host the Jo’burg Giants at Boland Park in Paarl at 14:30 pm. – Tom Stapylton-Smith

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