IPL governing council defers Kochi's request for relocation

Kochi franchise made its debut as Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the fourth edition of IPL in 2011 AFP

Mumbai: Aug 27, 2011

The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which met in Nagpur on Saturday deferred to take a call on the request of relocation of one of the two new franchises from Kochi to Ahmedabad.

“That (relocation) matter would be taken up at the (BCCI) AGM (on September 19 and 20 in Mumbai),” a source who attended the meeting told PTI.

“No major decisions were taken. Only the IPL accounts were taken up (ahead of the AGM),” the source added.

The franchise, which was successfully bid for Rs 1533 crore by a consortium, had made its debut as Kochi Tuskers in the fourth IPL season earlier this year and had sought BCCI’s permission to relocate its home from Kerala to Ahmedabad.

The matter had come up at the BCCI’s Working Committee meeting held here on August 15 but no decision was taken. (PTI)