Kolkata Knight Riders Co-owner Juhi Chawla on Friday said she was hoping for Lady Luck to smile on her team to help them be a winner all the way.
Juhi Chawla was in town to announce Kolkata Knight Riders's association with United Spirits Limited's McDowells' No1 to launch the "Luck De" contest. Every KKR match ticket owner can enter the contest by stating the unique thing that brings them luck. And the lucky winners will get a chance to greet the KKR team before they get on with their match.
Juhi said, "I will be present for all the matches of KKR here. We are proud of Dada (Sourav ganguly). He has the captain's luck and he is a fighting cricketer and hope he brings that dash to the team."
"Going with the luck factor we have changed the black colour of our jerseys to purple and hope that gives us a Purple Patch. The team management is working very hard both on and off the field and we are confident of doing well. We just need the luck as we said," she added.
She also hoped that an amicable solution be reached in the stand-off between National Broadcasters Association (NBA) and Indian Premier League (IPL). The 34 Channels under the NBA have boycotted the IPL after a disagreement over feed sharing. However, with just a week to go for the third edition of IPL to commence everybody is expecting a reasonable solution.
Answering questions on the NBA boycott the KKR Co-owner said, "I cannot comment on it.""But like all the IPL franchisee we also need coverage and this standoff will affect it. But we are a component of IPL and we will stand by whatever decision IPL think tank takes. But I hope things will resolve amicably," she added.
Besides the Luck De campaign, McDowell's No 1, will also invite members of the club to special screenings of IPL matches on big screens at select sports bars and lounges and offer premium hospitality to enjoy the season.
Juhi said, "The association is a fantastic venture and we are very much looking forward to McDowell's helping us find our lucky fans with No. 1 spirit. We would like luck and No. 1 spirit to be with us everywhere, no matter whether we're at home or away. And this is why this campaign is so important to us."Talking about the forthcoming meeting with the state Sports Minister Kanti Ganguly regarding the KKR ticket sales, she said, "I hope things will be taken care off on Monday."
Ishant Sharma, Ajit Agarkar and Murli Karthik along with coach Dav Whatmore were present for the function and joined Juhi Chawla and Kaushik Chatterjee in sharing their comments on the Luck De contest.