The BCCI’s decision to terminate the Hyderabad franchise was stayed by Bombay High Court was termed baseless by the board. “The BCCI would like to clarify that the counsels of both sides were present in Court at 10:30 am on Saturday, 15 September 2012″.
The High Court heard both parties, and did not pass any order staying the termination. The matter has been placed for hearing on Monday, 17 September 2012,” Jagdale said in a media release on Saturday afternoon.
The BCCI going by Jagdale’s statement: “The IPL Governing Council took note of the sudden change of stance by the franchise and also the fact that any further extension of time would seriously prejudice the interests of the players. Considering the stated position of the Deccan franchise to refuse to rectify the various defaults including payments to players, foreign Boards etc, as also the deleterious effect such conduct would have on the reputation of the IPL and the franchise itself, a decision was taken to forthwith terminate the Deccan Chargers franchise”.
The Hyderabad IPL Franchise Deccan Chargers won only four of their 16 games in last year’s IPL and finished second last (before Pune Warriors). However, they won the title in 2009. Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara (who was named ICC’s Test cricketer of the year on Saturday), SA’s Dale Steyn and JP Duminy figured in Chargers team last year.