Following the recent announcement of the new T20 Global League, Stellenbosch franchise owner Preity Zinta on Wednesday revealed the team's new name and logo in Cape Town.
Zinta, who is also Indian Premier League (IPL) Kings XI Punjab team co-owner, opted to name her team Stellenbosch Kings (#SBKings), aligning with her current global strategy.
As the only female owner in the T20 Global League, the Bollywood actress is clear about putting her own stamp on the brand.
"The shield signifies strength and power, the colour red shows passion, and the lion represents the South African fighting spirit," said Zinta.
"This message is for all the women out there - I hope every South African woman supports the Stellenbosch Kings, no matter what part of the country they live in. Girl power!" she emphasised.
"Preity is analytical, knowledgeable and experienced being a co-owner in the IPL. She knows what she wants and has the vision to make it all happen, including the financial planning and brand building that goes with owning a team," said Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cricket South Africa ( CSA).
The Kings will be coached by former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming while Faf du Plessis will, in all likelihood, be named captain.
The Stellenbosch Kings play their first home game on November 4 at Boland Park, Paarl against the Jo'burg Giants.