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Kochi IPL consortium seeks Kerala CM's support

india Updated: May 12, 2010 21:17 IST
Rendezvous Sports World Consortium

Rendezvous Sports World Consortium, which owns the Kochi IPL team, on Wednesday called on Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and sought support for their venture.

The chief minister, who met them at his official residence, asked them to give in writing whatever support they expected from the government, after which it would be discussed with sports minister M Vijaykumar and they would be told of the government response, a spokesperson for Achuthanandan said.

The delegation comprised franchisee consortium co-owner Vivek Venugopal and CEO P T Keshav.

The consortium held talks with Kerala Cricket Association in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday on organising the Kerala IPL team and holding home matches in the state itself in the next IPL season.

Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, who participated in the discussions on Tuesday as "mentor" of the Kochi team, was not present when the delegation met the chief minister.

The consortium had last night met state opposition leader and former chief minister Oommen Chandy, requesting his support for the initiative.