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ESPNcricinfo staff

Sahara India withdrew its Pune Warriors IPL franchise for the second time in as many years, this time after BCCI refused to reduce the franchise fee. The decision comes three years after Sahara purchased the franchise for US$370 million, the highest price paid for any of the IPL franchises. In February 2012, Sahara had cut ties with the BCCI, withdrawing its sponsorship of the India national team and ownership of the Pune Warriors franchise. The decision was announced on February 4, an hour before the IPL 2012 auction - which went ahead without any representation from Pune Warriors.


February 4
News - Sahara withdraws sponsorship of BCCI and IPL
News - The Sahara release
News - BCCI calls Sahara withdrawal 'unfortunate'
News - We are open to negotiations - Sahara chief
News - Warriors management caught off guard

February 5
News - Franchises perturbed by Sahara pullout

February 6
News - BCCI extends hand, Sahara plans a date
News - Pity if Pune Warriors don't play - Donald

February 7
News - Pune Warriors players in the dark about future
News - Flintoff sale rigged at 2009 IPL auction - Modi
News - The Flintoff deal explained
News - Modi helped Mumbai get Pollard - official

February 8
Features - Shifting goalposts: Examples of rule-bending in the IPL and Champions League T20

February 9
News - BCCI, Sahara to meet on weekend

February 11
News - BCCI, Sahara likely to soften stance at meeting

February 12
News - No decisions yet on BCCI-Sahara row

February 13
News - No resolution in BCCI-Sahara impasse

February 16
Features - Sale of Pune stake could be IPL's reality check
News - Sahara and BCCI patch up
News - The BCCI and Sahara joint media statement

February 17
News - Franchises oppose foreign-player allowance to Pune


May 21
News - Pune Warriors pull out of IPL
News - Full text of Pune Warriors' statement
News - Donald and Uthappa taken by surprise
News - Player payments in focus after withdrawal

May 22

News - BCCI still awaiting Sahara confirmation
News - Full text of BCCI's statement

June 25
News - Sahara stalemate could continue till September

October 26
News - BCCI terminates agreement with Sahara, Pune Warriors out of IPL

October 29
News - Double standards in BCCI, says 'betrayed' Roy