KCA happy with Kochi IPL getting the nod

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2010, 18:58 PM IST

Kochi: With the BCCI giving the nod to Kochi franchisee to participate in the fourth edition of the Indian Premeir League, it is deja vu in Kerala.

The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) Secretary, T C Mathew, said that this was a very happy news for Kerala cricket.

“We are ready with infrastructure and we are prepared to welcome the team. The association was happy that the issues between the different members in the Kochi franchise had been sorted out,” he said.

Mathew said he had already communicated to BCCI that Kerala was prepared to host some IPL matches.

On Dec 11, a special BCCI meeting is being held at Mumbai, Mathew said adding he would discuss with the BCCI and the Kochi franchisees about hosting some matches in the state.

Speedster Sreesanth said he was very happy that the Kochi team would be playing in the fourth edition of the IPL. This was a good opportunity, he said adding he had would be happy if gets selected in the Kochi IPL squad. ‘I want to part of Kochi IPL and i want to part of good team’, he said. However, it all depends on the outcome of the auction, he said.

PTI