The rumours were already in the air and now its virtually final.
Kings XI Punjab , one of the few IPL franchisees which are yet to win an IPL title have finally decided to change their name as Punjab Kings .
It will be the 3rd such instance in IPL with now defunct Rising Pune Supergiants doing the same in their 2nd year and more recently Delhi Dare Devils , also another franchisee with nil IPL titles had changed their name to Delhi Capitals only a couple of seasons ago .
Not sure whether the change of name by the Punjab team owners has something to do with lack of titles as it is an open secret that organisations and top public figures do take the help of neumerological science to reverse poor luck for the better .
It now remains to be seen whether the new name “Punjab Kings” will change the fortunes of the Punjab franchisee as they prepare for the auctions for IPL 2021 to be held on 18rh February at Chennai.
***by Amitava Mukherjee