With cricket fans all across the world are eagerly waiting for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to begin, the newly introduced team Rising Pune Supergiants is also ready for their second addition but this time with a new name.
The RPS team owners have decided to rename their team’s name and it will now be called Rising Pune Supergiant. The team also renamed their Twitter handle with the new name.
However, the officials of the franchise have refused to comment on this issue, but rumours are suggesting that reason behind it is numerology and a poor run in the last season leads them to do so. “The name change was on the cards after last season’s performance,” a source said.
Also other source from the team added that there is no superstition behind renaming the team. This source was quoted saying as, “Before every season, we have a meeting with the creative team, and there it was decided that it is better to project the whole team rather than focusing on a few players. That is the reason behind changing the name.”
Last month, the Pune franchise replaced India’s legendary skipper MS Dhoni with Australia’s Steven Smith to lead the team in IPL 2017.