BCCI Scraps Royals and Kings from IPL : Kochi safe

Published: Sunday, October 10, 2010, 13:52 [IST]
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Royals and Punjab axed

New Delhi : The Indian Premier League top teams Rajashtan Royals and Kings XI Punjab has been scrapped out of the IPL by the governing
council earlier today.

Although,the newly formed Kochi franchise has been spared for now by the Indian Premier League governing Council it has been issued with a notice to settle the issues concerning the internal differences with in the franchise.

All the three teams i.e. Rajasthan Royals , Kings XI Punjab and Kochi were issued with a show cause notice by the BCCI on September 29th on the grounds of not complying with the rules governing the franchisers.

The decision to axe the two teams was taken in an emergency meeting of the IPL governing council held in Mumbai said BCCI President Shashank Manohar.

Earlier the Kochi franchise has been in news for all the wrong reasons following differences between its co - owners and the latest news that is to be heard is the franchise owners themselves are planning to
withdraw following a conclusion that its not possible on their part to work together.

The Shipla Shetty and Raj Kundra co owned Rajasthan Royals were the winner of the inaugural edition of Indian Premiere League in 2008.

Kings XI Punjab is owned by Preity Zinta.


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