Sanjay Bangar wants KXIP to focus on the remaining games Photo Courtesy: Facebook
Sanjay Bangar wants KXIP to focus on the remaining games Photo Courtesy: Facebook

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) coach Sanjay Bangar has issued a clarification on the alleged spat between and co-owner Preity Zinta. The incident apparently happened after the one-run loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match 39 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Mohali. Zinta had threatened to sack Bangar. Bangar in his Facebook post has said that it was a usual post-match discussion and the reports in the media are false. In his post Bangar said, “After our one run defeat against RCB, there was the usual post match discussion on the match with Kings XI owners. Some reports in the media have blown the issue totally out of proportion by fabricating a non existent chain of events..loss by close margin hurts but team has been playing good cricket.” READ: Did Preity Zinta threaten to sack KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar?

He went on to add, “No reported abusive or disrespectful language was against me. Kings XI will continue to fight for its survival in the tournament.” READ: Preity Zinta rubbishes lashing out at KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar after IPL 9 match defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore

Zinta too had earlier rubbished such reports and in turn said that journalists should be sued  for defamation. “A perfect example of How Journalists LIE BLATANTLY & should be sued for DEFAMATION ! For the record I do have manners & I did go to school so Mr. Vijay Tagore either apologize or bring forward ur so called Source as you are guilty of slander. I most definitely DID NOT be disrespectful to our coach nor abuse any one & definitely did not use the FOUR LETTER WORD. Your story reeks of SEXISM and is incorrect & exaggerated beyond words. “(sic).

KXIP are currently at the bottom of the IPL 2016 table with six points from 10 games and are more or less out of contention for a place in the playoffs.