New Delhi: In its bid to promote the budding cricketers and gear-up for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Kings XI Punjab will be organising the 'KXIP Cup' in Chandigarh from Saturday.

The Cup, which is into its third edition, will witness participation of more than 70 players divided into four different teams - Blue, Red, Green and Silver - and will be played in the Twenty20 format.

"Our focus has always been to develop and promote local talent in the catchment areas. Through this annual tournament we aim to provide the cricketers from our catchment area, and the country, a unique platform to display their skills," COO Kings XI Punjab, Col Arvinder Singh, said.

The matches, to be played on a league format, will be held at the PCA Stadium Mohali and the Sector 16 Stadium Chandigarh, over a period of four days starting February 4.

The final will be held at Mohali on February 7.