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Discussions are on with Indian and international coaches

Kochi: Indian Premier League Kochi franchise has identified some renowned national and international coaches, including former Australian Captain Steve Waugh, for the team and discussions were on with them, its co-owner Vivek Venugopal said on Monday.

"We have been in discussion with a lot of really good coaches and Steve Waugh is one among them. The discussions are continuing, it will take sometime before we finalise the
name,`, Venugopal told reporters here.

`We are talking to both Indian and International coaches. We do not have a biased view towards one or the other. There are some good Indian and International coaches`, he said, adding, `we have to see their time committment, how free they are, how much time they can contribute to the team`.

On the composition of the players, he said `I think it will take some more time. But the main chunk of them will come from players auction and that will only happen towards the end of the year`, Venugopal said.

To a query whether the franchise was looking for second home venue other than Kochi, he said `there will not be too many venues. It will be mainly Kochi and may be in future in Thiruvananthapuram, if there is a stadium`.

To another query on the name and logo of Kochi team, he said `name and other aspects like logo, colour of the jersy, we are working on it. None of them has been finalised. We are still discussing and it will come out soon`, he said.

Rendezvous Sports World, a consortium of companies, had on the bid for the Kochi franchise of the IPL in March.

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To a query whether the franchise was looking for second home venue other than Kochi, he said `there will not be too many venues. It will be mainly Kochi and may be in future in Thiruvananthapuram, if there is a stadium`.

To another query on the name and logo of Kochi team, he said `name and other aspects like logo, colour of the jersy, we are working on it. None of them has been finalised. We are still discussing and it will come out soon`, he said.

Rendezvous Sports World, a consortium of companies, had on the bid for the Kochi franchise of the IPL in March.

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