BCCI agrees to offer Yuvraj's replacement to Pune

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Published: Monday, February 13, 2012, 15:23 [IST]
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BCCI to offer Yuvi's replacement

Chennai, Feb 13: The rift between Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Sahara is likely to end as sources confirm that the BCCI has agreed to offer a replacement for Yuvraj Singh, who is currently undergoing treatment for germ-cell cancer at US, in Pune Warriors for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

According to an English News channel, BCCI, during the working committee meeting on Monday, is said to have accepted Sahara's demand, for a replacement of Pune Warriors' captain Yuvraj.

"Times Now", a leading news channel also stated that BCCI will not allow Sahara for backing out on bank guarantee.

Sahara snapped its sponsorship deal with Team India following a few issues that led to the fall out after a 11-year association with BCCI.

Sahara had renewed a sponsorship agreement with the BCCI on July 1, 2010 which was valid till December 31, 2013 and was paying Rs. 3.34 crore per Test match, one-day international and Twenty20 International according to the new terms which is worth Rs 532 crore.

The franchise has also agreed to pay Yuvraj, his salary for the fifth edition of the IPL too, who will not be playing this season. In return, the franchise wanted Yuvraj's salary of USD 1.8 million to be added to their purse, which had USD 1.6 million instead of the usual $2 million after they spent USD 400,000 on retaining Sourav Ganguly, by naming him the captain of the Pune Warriors for the fifth edition.


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