After Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta it is now Mithun Chakraborty to buy a cricket team. However, the twist in the tale is that Mithun has bought the Kolkata Tigers team of ICL (Indian Cricket League), the rival league of BCCI’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
The ICL which started last year is currently in its second season of Twenty 20 tournament with matches being held at Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Panchkula. Mithunda, as he is popularly called by his fans, said that since he was an ardent sports lover himself, he decided to go ahead and buy the team. In fact, the actor also agreed that apart from the entertainment which this latest version of the game provides, it is also a very good business proposition.
Mithun is said to give the team a complete overhaul along with a slogan and theme song once the formalities are completed. What’s more he has even suggested that the team be renamed as ‘Bengal Tigers’ since the team represents people across the state of Bengal and not just Kolkata.
ICL- Kolkata Tigers team is currently captained by Kiwi, Craig McMillan, and has some star players like Lance Klusener, Andre Adams and Upul Chandana.