Zeenews Sports Bureau
New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan played a key role in bringing back together Indian team sponsor Sahara and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), media reported on Friday.
Sahara and BCCI had reached an agreement paving the way for the corporate behemoth’s return as Indian cricket team’s sponsor.
Sahara had severed ties with the Board and withdrawn the Team India sponsorship on February 4, will return as a sponsor following the truce which brought an end to the 12-day stalemate.
The move means that Sahara will be a part of IPL 5 as BCCI has more or less acceded to its maximum demands regarding IPL players auction and bank guarantee issue .
According to a joint statement issued by the parties, BCCI has reactivated Pune Warrior’s auction purse, allowing them to pick players from unsold list along with extending the trading window for the 2011 IPL season.
Pune can also seek a replacement for their star batsman Yuvraj Singh subject to the consent of other IPL teams.
As far as the bank guarantee issue is concerned, BCCI has communicated to Sahara that it will consider the matter at the next available opportunity.