Preity Zinta, who owns the Mohali based Kings XI Punjab IPL team, is currently in Bangkok where owners of the eight franchises are meeting from October 17-19 to discuss issues and possible changes in the rules governing the hugely popular Twenty20 cricket tournament. Photo Credit: Eros
October 18, 2008, (
“I am looking forward to the conference. I want to be the driving force behind my team,” Preity said before leaving for Bangkok.
Preity, who co-owns the Kings XI Punjab with beau Ness Wadia with the two having paid $76 million for the franchise, was recently named the most influential business woman by a foreign publication. However, the 33-year-old actress from Himachal Pradesh doesn’t consider herself influential.
“In fact it is the other way round,” she says. “As a boss I have to not only to remain in constant touch with my team but also pep them up time and again so that they do their best on the field.”
“Besides that,” Preity says, “I am the one who looks into all the details about meetings, conferences, chalking out agendas and also making it a point to be on the field. I take care of all the minute details. In that sense it is hard work–sheer hard work!”
Interestingly, Preity, the boss, prefers the no makeup look when on the field. “I don’t want to come across like a heroine in the cricket ground,” she says laughing.
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