League’s governing council given offer to Kochi Tuskers Kerala that it can join with another IPL teams for IPL 9.The panels is also looking for raising a team from another city.
The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha committee in the spot-fixing and betting case they suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajansthan Royals for two years from IPL for spot-fixing and betting case. A section in the BCCI feels any attempt to keep the tainted teams running, especially Chennai, could come under severe criticism from those who want former board president N Srinivasan out.
BCCI official said that,“Some members could question our motive behind trying to run two tainted franchises. It would be wise to keep Chennai and Jaipur out and go for Kochi and another city, even if it’s a stop-gap arrangement,”.
Court-appointed arbitrator last week directed the BCCI to pay it Rs 550 crore in compensation for terminating the franchise agreement in 2011 the Kochi Tuskers Kerala came into picture.Now BCCI is planning to appeal the decision but according to the officials there has now been a rethink.
BCCI said,“We are thinking of asking Kochi to withdraw their claim and take back their franchise. If they agree, finding the second city won’t be a problem. Ahmedabad is the prime contender. If the Kochi plan fails, then we will be forced to float new tenders. Auctions could be held in January,” .
Officials said that even after 2 years even Jaipur and Chennai returns we will not face any typical situations because we have 10 teams in IPL 2011.So even those 2 teams returns after two year their will be no problem.
Meanwhile,BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya and former boss Shashank Manohar met late Friday at the former’s residence and it is believed Manohar pressed for action against Srinivasan in light of the Lodha committee’s damning verdict against CSK owner India Cements Ltd.