Last weekend was not particularly a good weekend for two Bollywood beauties namely Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty. Their respective IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals had been expelled from the IPL by the IPL governing council and BCCI on charges of transgression of shareholding and ownership norms that threatened to "shake the very foundation of the tender process".
Both Preity and Shilpa but naturally expressed shock and sorrow at this extreme decision taken by the BCCI. Preity tweeted, "Still absorbing the News! After working so hard in the IPL & putting my everything building this team dis is not what I expected! Shocked!"
Meanwhile Shilpa, who was in London when the news broke, also seemed upset at the way the whole issue had been treated by the BCCI. She tweeted, "Honestly too shocked to react, just disheartened...cause its more than just a team 4 us! Still havnt recd the termination will react after. Need to kno the basis of this decision...In London now."
The IPL had kind of given a fresh lease of life to the sagging acting careers of both Shilpa and Preity. However, now that their respective franchises have been terminated, it remains to be seen what lies in store in the future for these two Bollywood beauties.
Last heard, both teams were contemplating legal action as one last chance to renew their IPL hopes.