Sahara Group on Saturday sought to defend its decision to not furnish the bank guarantee to the BCCI which led to the termination of Pune Warriors from the IPL, saying that it was forced to do that as the Board "has always acted in betrayal of trust and not fulfilled its part of obligations".
The IPL Governing Council today ratified all the issues agreed upon with the Sahara Group one of which related to the Pune franchise`s request for fielding a fifth foreign player in the playing eleven as a special case in the upcoming fifth season of the T20 League.
Glad that the Sahara Group and the BCCI have reached a compromise that paved the way for the participation of Pune Warriors in this year`s IPL, the franchise team`s mentor Sourav Ganguly wants his teammates to take inspiration from Mumbai Indians` performance in previous season`s Champions League Twenty20.
The bigwigs of the BCCI and Sahara Group on Tuesday started another round of discussions in a desperate bid to break the stalemate over the participation of Pune Warriors in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League.
The BCCI on Sunday decided to take all the "outstanding issues" concerning the aggrieved Sahara Group to its Working Committee meeting on Monday which is expected to give finishing touches to a compromise formula aimed at breaking the week-long stalemate.
Sahara Group`s chief Subroto Roy on Tuesday said that he is open to negotiations with the BCCI as far as his IPL team Pune Warriors is concerned but made it clear that the group is no longer keen in sponsoring the Indian cricket team.