The BCCI on Saturday made it clear that rules would not be bent for any IPL franchise but it would still reach out to aggrieved sponsors and Pune Warriors’ owners Sahara India "as soon as practicable to clarify its intentions."
Sahara ended its 11-year-old sponsorship of the Indian cricket team and also gave up its ownership of Pune Warriors.
“We understand that Sahara Adventure Sports Limited has issued a statement in which it indicates an intention to withdraw from its involvement in Indian cricket, including as regards the Indian Premier League. We intend to contact Sahara Adventure Sports Limited as soon as practicable to clarify its intentions,” BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement.
“If we understand Sahara Adventure Sports Limited's statement, it intends not to participate in the 2012 IPL Auction or in the 2012 IPL Season," the statement added.