Madhup Yadav ,Chandigarh. 28th January :Earlier, Kings XI Punjab is also the part of the eight competing teams promoted by the DLF Indian Premier League (IPL). In the second season of IPL Today Kings XI Punjab inaugurated the Kings XI Punjab Cup, a T-20 format game in which two teams will qualify for the finals. For this six day tournament of Kings XI Cup, about five teams from Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are participating.
Bollywood actress Preity Zinta said, "Last year the franchise promised to offer an opportunity to our players. We also look forward to encourage our budding cricketers selected through this tournament of playing 11 of our team and also for various other programs under the Kings XI Punjab academy. Our main motto is to develop and help players for the future with the setting up Kings XI Punjab Academy in conjunction with the PCA" said Preity.
Two teams from Punjab will feature in the tournament. Each team will comprise of 14 players and two officials. Everyday two matches will be played and final will be played at the PCA Stadium on February 2, 2009