Asin for Kerala IPL team?

The film world and IPL have literally become two faces of the same coin! After Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty, now Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and filmmaker Priyadarshan are getting ready to float a brand-new Kerala IPL team with the BCCI planning to include more teams into the tournament. Though the dotted line is far from being signed, it is heard that actress Asin (who hails from Kerala) would be the brand ambassador of the team.

Sources say�Mohanlal will soon approach the Kerala Cricket Association to know about the formalities. Shashi Tharoor, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, has been already roped in as chairman of their team and once get the approval, the Kerala IPL team will debut in the next IPL in 2010.

Both Mohanlal and Priyadarshan are friends from their childhood days and used to play together for a local team City Cricketers; Priyan was�opening batsman while Lal was an all-rounder. Notably, Priyadarshan recently�used his friendship with Shahrukh Khan to send five promising cricketers from Kerala – Mohammed Niaz, Mohammed Sanuth, Rohan Prem, P Prashanth and Sanju V Samson – to attend the selection trials of the Kolkata Knight Riders.