Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal announced eight international teams including those owned by Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar , Sonakshi Sinha ,Rajat Bedi and star rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh.
While Akshay Kumar has bought 'Speedy Singhs' along with Fastway Sports Development Pvt. Ltd., Honey Singh owns 'Yo Yo Tigers', named after his own name. Both the stars were present on the occasion.
The other teams are 'Vancouver Lions' owned by Gurjit Singh Purewal; 'Haryana Focus', owned by R and AAR Communication, an off-shoot of Focus Television; 'Punjab Thunders' owned by Thind Properties. It is also co-owned by Bollywood actor Rajat Bedi. 'United Singhs', co-owned by Sonakshi Sinha and 'California Eagles', owned by the Tut Group are the other teams.
Stressing on the need to take the sport to a global stage, Badal said, "You can say that people in India think of only one sport and I think there are so many sports which can be encouraged so I took up this challenge to make this one sport reach the international level." .
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