Kings XI Punjab is a people's team. It aims to be recognized as the most significant, progressive and valuable franchisee in the IPL - a brand who's social, sporting and entertainment values create loyalty, aspiration and embraces the community at every level. Our vision is to promote cricket sincerely and provide global exposure to local talent.
The Banner of Kings XI Punjab
The peak of the crest showcases a banner with the letter sequence 'K.J.H.P.H' inscribed on the same. These letters stand for Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Punjab and Haryana, in the same sequence as they appear on the map of India. While our name may only have 'Punjab' as an intrinsic part, it is all these states that our team proudly represents. The word 'Punjab' in the name stands more for the fun and aggressive mindset, which has come to be associated with people of the region.
The Lions of Kings XI Punjab
These lions bring to life the phrase 'Sher-e-Punjab', which literally means 'Lions of Punjab'. Punjabis like to see themselves as brave, royal and with huge hearts, qualities best epitomized by a lion. These reflect in their loud, hospitable and gallant culture. Symbolically, the two lions represent Maharaj Ranjit Singh, the most intelligent and powerful ruler of North India and the erstwhile Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh Patila. The latter was the first Indian to lead an Indian cricket team to Lord's in 1911 and was instrumental in setting up of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Thus, together the two lions depict the strength and fierceness of the Punjabi and the desire to excel in cricket.
Expulsion from the IPL in 2014 and Return for Kings XI Punjab
After the controversy involving Lalit Modi and BCCI, the IPL announced that would terminate the contracts for Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. The apex body had also sent notice to Kochi IPL Team to sort out the finances or face termination. Thereafter, it was announced by the teams that they would take all possible actions to ensure that they remain in the tournament. After an elaborate court cases, Kings XI Punjab won the trial and as a result were eligible to participate in the Indian Premier League matches.
Players of Kings XI Punjab