Adding a new twist to the Kochi IPL franchise drama, BCCI President and Union Minister Sharad Pawar revealed that members of the Kochi consortium wanted to be based in Ahmedabad instead of Kochi, according to TV reports.
Reports also claimed that four members of the Kochi consortium met Pawar earlier with a request to help them in transferring the team to Ahmedabad. However, the Union Minister declined to name the members of the Kochi team.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is the President of the Gujarat Cricket Board, also said the investors met him regarding an IPL team based in Gujarat. This was before the consortium won the bid for a team in Kochi.