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Deccan Chargers terminated from IPL

Nagraj Gollapudi

October 12, 2012

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Dale Steyn was in red-hot form, Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL, Hyderabad, May 20, 2012
Deccan Chargers' rollercoaster ride comes to an end © Associated Press

The Deccan Chargers franchise is one formal step away from losing its IPL status with its owners failing to produce, within the Friday evening deadline, the Rs 100-crore ($19 million) bank guarantee the Bombay High Court had set as the condition for the team's survival in the league. The failure to produce the bank guarantee meant that the court's status quo on the franchise's termination was automatically lifted, which leaves the BCCI free to invite bidders for a new franchise.

There are, however, two lifelines for the Chargers; one is if the court-appointed arbitrator, CK Thakkar, rules that the BCCI's grounds of termination were improper. It is believed that Chargers' counsel have already approached Thakkar. The other alternative is to challenge the High Court order in the Supreme Court.

For the moment, though, Friday's events bring the curtains down on Chargers' rollercoaster existence in the IPL, which they won in 2009 after finishing last the previous season. Their subsequent performances were patchy - they finished fourth, seventh and eighth in the last three seasons. The last few months have been overshadowed by the owners' financial problems, which had led to the attempted sale of the franchise and finally its dissolution.

It is understood that DCHL sought a three-day extension of the Friday 5 pm deadline to furnish the guarantee but the court turned it down. DCHL's lawyers are also believed to have told the court that it was trying to "negotiate" selling the franchise to a private bidder.

It is not yet clear what will happen to the playing and support staff. Chargers were led last season by Kumar Sangakkara and coached by the former Australia batsman Darren Lehmann. The other notable overseas players include Dale Steyn, Cameron White and JP Duminy.

The development will, however, come as a shot in the arm for the BCCI, which is keen on a new franchise. At its marketing sub-committee meeting on September 13, a day after the Chargers' expulsion, the board had decided on a short-list of nine cities - not including Hyderabad - for the new franchise. But those plans had to be put on hold once DCHL went to court.

The BCCI had terminated Chargers' IPL contract on September 14 after what it called a "sudden change of stance by the franchise" regarding its commitments and the board's belief that any further extension of time to the franchise owners would "seriously prejudice the interests of the players."

The matter then went to court where on October 1, while delivering his final judgement in the case, Justice S J Kathawala had asked DCHL to comply with various undertakings in order for the franchise to return to the IPL fold. The conditions included clearing the player dues and other liabilities for the fifth season of the IPL, and also the bank guarantee, only from a nationalised bank.

On Tuesday, DCHL sought a three-day extension to provide the guarantee, and was given till 5 pm on Friday.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Al_Bundy1 on (October 14, 2012, 21:30 GMT)

Is there any chance for Ahmedabad to get an IPL team?

Posted by anshu.s on (October 13, 2012, 20:55 GMT)

I don't get some of my fellow Indians, do you know/ watch any other sports? EVERYTHING is clubs/franchises based in every single sport, and international play is held in special tournaments to make the games more meaningful! Why are you all so determined to go against the tide, is it cause you don't know any better? Afraid of change?, most of these people have never seen any sports in life except olympic games,most of them are either middle aged or NRI'S who have become overpatrotic after leaving the country for dollars and euros.Newsflash IPL still gets better ratings than most Indian test matches and some meaningless odi's and gets bums on seats even in scorching Indian summer heat,IPL is a great platform for those domestic cricketers who never get a chance to play for country,why grudge there moment under the sun.lets enjoy cricket weather it's team India or KKR !!!!!!!!

Posted by baghels.a on (October 13, 2012, 20:49 GMT)

Some people pontificate over there keyboards sitting in comforts of there air-conditioned homes and offices.These online warriors have no connect with the common fan who sat and watched IPL match at 4 pm in afternoon in 45 degree plus heat packing the stadiums to the maximum.Some of you self appointed custodians of test cricket have no qualms supporting Barcelona's and Man u's of the world but are inimical to club system in cricket. As an Indian cricketfan my support is not only limited to those elite 15 playing for Team India but to all India A, u-19,cricketers playing in IPL,Ranji teams in all formats.Cricket community is a small place as it is ,so please quit the hating and love all three formats of the game.

Posted by nyroot on (October 13, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

DC Management lacked Cricketing experience right from IPL Season 1. They spent allot buying high profile foreign players - knowingly they can only play 4 players. For example, one season they bought Kemar Roach for $1.1 Million and in that season Roach played only one game !! On top of that they did not win a single match in Hyderabad till IPL Season4. The end of the team was obvious !!

Posted by AMRules on (October 13, 2012, 11:56 GMT)

We will miss you DC...I loved watching DC while Gilly captained. Since then all matches were dead-rubber for DC. Love to see DC comes back again :)

Posted by u.t.k.a.l on (October 13, 2012, 11:12 GMT)

BCCI should not ban Hyderabad the City from franchise city...owner may change but not the hosting venue that would be very disappointing to whole AP. I wish who ever is purchasing the team they should ask to host home matches in Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam. Vizag stadium is the best stadium in india to host t20 matches a lovely scenic and sporting ground :) Cricinfo plz publish...

Posted by mamboman on (October 13, 2012, 7:18 GMT)

20/20 just gets more and more ridiculous and less credible with each passing day!

Posted by fab4_india on (October 13, 2012, 7:09 GMT)

I guess Bangalore gonaa b next...read yesterday that a Non Bailable Warrant has been issued to Mr. Vijay Mallya (Owner of RCB) in BOUNCED CHEQUE CASE. The cheque was worth Rs. 10.5 Crores + Kingfisher Airlines is all messed up and United Breweries is also in bit of trouble. So i guess RCB gonna hit by the financial crisis of owner

Posted by grizzle on (October 13, 2012, 6:53 GMT)

George Collyer and Kavindeven: LOL! My thoughts exactly! :)

Posted by Vijay51982 on (October 13, 2012, 6:52 GMT)

@Jagadish Kumar - Well said dude. CSK is our neighbor and also an strong team in the IPL. So we should support them with full heart. Common CSK whole AP will support you.... All the very best for your CLT20

Posted by Romenevans on (October 13, 2012, 3:36 GMT)

okay......8 more to go....who's next?

Posted by Sakthiivel on (October 13, 2012, 1:11 GMT)

@ Uppercut07: Indian domestic is always international tournament. Thats why u comment here.

Posted by cric_freakNo2 on (October 12, 2012, 20:57 GMT)

Csk buy steyn . We want to c the best fast bowling pair in world

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 20:47 GMT)

Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd. (DCHL) has sold the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise to Mumbai-based real estate company Kamla Landmarc, media reports said on Friday.

According to reports, the board of directors of DCHL took the decision on selling off the franchise on Thursday.

"This is to inform you that pursuant to its Meeting of the Board of Directors held on October 11, 2012, it was resolved to authorize the Board of Directors to sell, transfer/dispose off the Deccan Chargers Franchise business undertakings/business division of the Company to Kamla Landmarc Real Estate Holdings Private Limited," read a letter sent by the DCHL to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

Posted by irfan.26 on (October 12, 2012, 17:20 GMT)

i want to see ajmal,razzak. akmal brothers.gul,imran nazir.shoiab malik in next ipl edition. hope someone can pick them .it will be more entertaining .

Posted by Universalthinker on (October 12, 2012, 17:07 GMT)

Without Hyderabad ...how can it be a complete event....BCCI will take some necessary action to include Hyderabad..As there are rumors that Mumbai based Kamla landmarc could buy the franchisee, it may happen. The only South Indian team with two Ranji teams from Same state is AP. If there is no hyderabad then BCCI will definitely loose some money and it will start their down fall.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 16:50 GMT)

hopefully Hydrebadis will support chennai super kings in future....go CSKKKKKKKKKKK Go.......

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 16:49 GMT)

i m from hyderabad...and i love this news...

Posted by udeshk on (October 12, 2012, 16:41 GMT)

Will miss Gayatri Reddy ........

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 16:32 GMT)

Good, that's one less IPL team to contend with! 8 more to go...

Posted by FM97 on (October 12, 2012, 16:18 GMT)

Fantastic news !! IPL will be back to the good old times of 8 teams. No more extra matches. 60 good matches are to be expected next year. What is even better the other teams can also buy players like Steyn,Dhawan,Ishant and other DC players and strengthen their squad. IPL might just regain the TRPS and better cricket will be played.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 16:01 GMT)

@Uppercut07 You do, don't you? :P Why would you comment if you don't?

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 16:00 GMT)

I don't think any of the franchises make money on this garbage tournament. The BCCI and the players make money but the franchises probably lose millions of dollars each year.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 15:42 GMT)

who cares? the entire ipl is a big waste of time. i hope all the franchises get terminated one by one. can't stand this ipl. worst thing to have happened to indian cricket.

Posted by pingili on (October 12, 2012, 15:42 GMT)

IPL Miss u chargers tanks for your lovely moments...:)

Posted by fineprint on (October 12, 2012, 15:16 GMT)

@Uppercut07 ... you do , after all you took time to post a comment. And if you reply, you will prove that you care ALOT :).

Posted by beeran on (October 12, 2012, 15:11 GMT)

Mr.uppercut07,but u found time to analyse and type this comment!great!!!

Posted by dhoni_sachin_fan on (October 12, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

now Mumbai will spend crores of rupees to get Steyn and nobody will care. Hail stupid IPL auction rules

Posted by TNAmarkFromIndia on (October 12, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

Hopefully Delhi will give Ross Taylor to Pune Warriors. They've already got Warner, Jayawardene, Pietersen, Morne Morkel and Andre Russell. Who else do they need?

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 14:44 GMT)

What is IPL? Is it like Hong Kong 6's? Does Dayle Steyn play in it? ;)

Posted by aravind077 on (October 12, 2012, 14:37 GMT)

bye bye chargers...deccan chargers is a not good team but it is shame that no one can retained DC by hyderabad

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 14:36 GMT)

Sad that a city like Hyderabad is deprived of getting a good franchise and hence a good team.. DC have always disappointed their fans immensely in player auction by picking wrong players for big sums(like Christian,White,Ishant...) and selling out their key players(like KP,Rohit,Ojha...)

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 14:35 GMT)

:( ... Styen gun ...no more in IPL

Posted by Dashgar on (October 12, 2012, 14:27 GMT)

2 down, 8 to go. I'm guessing Pune will be next.

Posted by Bruisers on (October 12, 2012, 14:18 GMT)

@Uppercut07 - 'DOMESTIC' would be a flop tournament like the SLPL. Do players like Gayle, de Villiers, Watson, Pietersen, Gilchrist, Warner, RossTaylor, BMcCullum, Pollard, Narine, Kallis, BrettLee, Clarke, Vettori, the Husseys, the Morkels etc etc play in SLPL? ""NO"" xD

Posted by Ramansilva on (October 12, 2012, 14:14 GMT)

IPL model is not sustainable. The franchises will collapse one by one like the TV reality shows. After few seasons viewers get fed of it and that is the end. Collapse of IPL model is good for real cricket.

Posted by Mann123 on (October 12, 2012, 14:09 GMT)

The question is, do Deccan or the Bankers where they pledged the franchise get any money or its all blown in thin air. I understand Deccan has secured large deposits by using the team as collateral, so whose ultimate loss is this. I am sure players would be fine espl with new franchise coming up.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 13:58 GMT)

Good to see over inflated hype dying down....good riddance

Posted by NP_NY on (October 12, 2012, 13:58 GMT)

I read back in September that Deccan Chargers were initially bought for 107 Million 5 years ago, but the owners rejected a bid for 164 Million this year. That is pure greed. So this decision serves the owner well. 'hope the other franchises learnt a lesson that they are not invincible either.

Posted by Uppercut07 on (October 12, 2012, 13:46 GMT)

who cares about some domestic team in some domestic tournament? :D

Posted by amitpat79 on (October 12, 2012, 13:41 GMT)

Not good news for IPL .. not only charger almost every team ( except may be one or two) . making money from IPL .. wait more will follow after year or two

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 13:30 GMT)

Bye Bye, Deccan Chargers. We never cared about your existence anyway.

Posted by Ayush_Chauhan on (October 12, 2012, 13:28 GMT)

Well that ends the Charge dosn't it. Wonder if its too late to introduce a new franchise though.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 13:26 GMT)

Thank God, I am now proud to say Hyd doesnt really have an IPL team cause all these days we had a team which was reluctant to mentions its City name!

Posted by Lovetesh on (October 12, 2012, 13:15 GMT)

Some Indian news channels are reporting that a company called "Kamala Landmarc" has put in the bid to purchase DC for INR1100 crores ($220m). But if DC is certainly terminated then Ahmedabad and Nagpur lead the pack to be new franchise city.

Posted by cricprasu on (October 12, 2012, 13:08 GMT)

Thank u sooo much.....worst management and worst maintained team of IPL

Posted by Samar_Singh on (October 12, 2012, 13:07 GMT)

Good news or a Bad news. Bad new in the context of cricket and good news in the context of over hyped IPL ... This is the saddest part of IPL..

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 13:04 GMT)

I am sure Mumbai Indians will have an eye of Styen, just like how they bought many other top players from Chargers in last few auctions.

Posted by inswing on (October 12, 2012, 13:01 GMT)

All IPL franchises are making a loss every year. Big players like Ambani and Mallya can afford the crores in losses, but the smaller players cannot. Smaller franchises will fall one by one, this is the second to fall after Kochi. New franchises, if they are wise, will refuse to pay outrageous prices paid previously, so expect lower levels of bidding. The underlaying reason is that the high salary paid to the players and other costs cannot possibly be recovered through advertising, due to the short season. With 14/16 matches and only half of them played on the home ground there is simply not enough income.

Posted by McGoogly on (October 12, 2012, 12:54 GMT)

Bye Bye IPL, you were interesting for a while

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 12:52 GMT)

Go chargers. Go charges. From now on It will be sing as Gone chargers Gone.

Posted by TNAmarkFromIndia on (October 12, 2012, 12:51 GMT)

Yes! This is a blessing in disguise for the Pune Warriors! Hopefully we get Sangakkara and Dhawan. Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma and Cameron White will also be the most wanted players.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 12:41 GMT)

Domino Effect coming in the next 2 yrs.

Posted by hashir86 on (October 12, 2012, 12:35 GMT)

This was on the cards...hope some new franchise come and buy deccan chargers....we want to see deccan chargers in the IPL irrespective of who runs it

Posted by CricketMaan on (October 12, 2012, 12:35 GMT)

Narendra Modi's dream to have Gujarat Gladiators is now about to realize!! guess the KIT will be Saffron and Green :)

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 12:20 GMT)

Will miss them, loved their anthem and cheerleaders.

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 12:18 GMT)

Vizag Steel Miners........................................

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 12:18 GMT)

i wish to see IPL down :)

Posted by Vakul on (October 12, 2012, 12:16 GMT)

What a sad end to the franchise which had support from the fans all through. DCHL is to blame for the whole situation. Why can't they have an other franchise in Hyderabad? There should be a rule any new franchise can take over DC but their home ground should be in Hyderabad

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 12:15 GMT)

right time for CSK to buy Dale steyn :-)

Posted by   on (October 12, 2012, 12:12 GMT)

Sweet..Now i am going to support Delhi Dare Devils team,,,,

Posted by AndrewFromOz on (October 12, 2012, 12:05 GMT)

Yeah well whatever dude. Sorry, not enough characters to post. Not enough interest in the IPL either...

Posted by SamAsh07 on (October 12, 2012, 11:59 GMT)

Hopefully now Steyn will be in a better team rather than the new franchise. Go Steyn! :D

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