IPL 2013 news March 4, 2013

Decision on Pune's home ground in a 'day or two'

ESPNcricinfo staff
  shares 18

A decision on Pune Warriors' home games in the upcoming IPL is set to be taken in the next couple of days, with negotiations currently on among all stakeholders. The franchise hopes to play its matches at the Subrata Roy Sahara stadium in Pune which is currently the subject of dispute.

"Both Sahara and MCA [Maharashtra Cricket Association] stuck to their guns, but with the IPL set to start in less than a month, the final decision will be made in a day or two," a BCCI insider revealed after a meeting between IPL governing council Rajeev Shukla, MCA president Ajay Shirke and Abhijit Sarkar, corporate communications chief of the Sahara group and director of the group subsidiary that owns the Pune franchise. While Sarkar and Shukla met in New Delhi, Shirke joined them through video conference since he is in the Netherlands for business commitments.

The Sahara group and the MCA have been in a dispute over title rights of the newly built stadium at Gahunje in the outskirts of Pune. After the MCA covered the name of the stadium that read 'Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium' in January for alleged default over payment of the contract, Sahara group officials moved the Bombay High Court over "termination of agreements".

Though the court case doesn't have any direct relation with hosting of the Sahara-owned team's home games in Pune, the business conglomerate has expressed its desire to play their home games at other venues. However, with no valid reason for shifting the games out of Pune, the IPL organisers find themselves in a quandary over the issue. With the IPL set to begin on April 3, time indeed is running out for them.

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • on March 7, 2013, 17:55 GMT

    Mathews is a best All rounder in the world now , he 's the Best option for PWI. do something for pwi.

  • on March 6, 2013, 15:25 GMT

    Samuels have to be in that playing XI. He can bowl, he can bat, and he can Field!

  • on March 6, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    4 overseas will be Clarke,Wright,Taylor,Smith

  • on March 6, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    they shud consider dubai and abu dhabi as home grounds for 1 of the teams... its just a 3-5 hour flight from india, and will allow us indians in the gulf to enjoy a few games also :)

  • shan1280 on March 6, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    Pune team 1.pandey 2.luke wright 3.samules 4.Yuvraj 5.Mathews 6.uthappa 7.Abhishek Nayar 8.Marsh 9.Bhuvaneshwar 10.Rahul Sharma 11.Dinda

  • NagarjunReddy on March 5, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    My Choice PWI Squad : 1. M.pandey, 2. Luke wright, 3. M.samules, 4,Anjelo Mathews, 5,Steve Smith , 6. Yuvi, 7. Bhuvi, 8. Dinda/ Iswar Pandey 9,Nayar 10. 11.Suman

  • on March 5, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    1.uttappa,2.luk write,3.yuvi,4.Ross taylor5.pandey.6.samules/mathews7.P rsool,8.rahul sharma 9.B kumar,10.shammi ahmad,11.nehra

  • chrisuv12 on March 5, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    my warriors 1.robbie 2.clarke 3.luke 4.yuvi 5.ross / samuels 6.nayar 7.mathews/marsh 8.bhuvi 9,rahul 10.ishwar 11.dinda

  • sshailesh on March 5, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    4 oversease will be - Luke Wright , Samuel , Ross Taylor , Mathew

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on March 5, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Sahara will be really stupid to move their home games from the Pune stadium. It's easily the best stadium in the country and that's part of the appeal of the franchise. Besides, the team got great support from the people of the city and had the highest attendances for any IPL stadium although the home team were losing matches on the trot.

  • on March 7, 2013, 17:55 GMT

    Mathews is a best All rounder in the world now , he 's the Best option for PWI. do something for pwi.

  • on March 6, 2013, 15:25 GMT

    Samuels have to be in that playing XI. He can bowl, he can bat, and he can Field!

  • on March 6, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    4 overseas will be Clarke,Wright,Taylor,Smith

  • on March 6, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    they shud consider dubai and abu dhabi as home grounds for 1 of the teams... its just a 3-5 hour flight from india, and will allow us indians in the gulf to enjoy a few games also :)

  • shan1280 on March 6, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    Pune team 1.pandey 2.luke wright 3.samules 4.Yuvraj 5.Mathews 6.uthappa 7.Abhishek Nayar 8.Marsh 9.Bhuvaneshwar 10.Rahul Sharma 11.Dinda

  • NagarjunReddy on March 5, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    My Choice PWI Squad : 1. M.pandey, 2. Luke wright, 3. M.samules, 4,Anjelo Mathews, 5,Steve Smith , 6. Yuvi, 7. Bhuvi, 8. Dinda/ Iswar Pandey 9,Nayar 10. 11.Suman

  • on March 5, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    1.uttappa,2.luk write,3.yuvi,4.Ross taylor5.pandey.6.samules/mathews7.P rsool,8.rahul sharma 9.B kumar,10.shammi ahmad,11.nehra

  • chrisuv12 on March 5, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    my warriors 1.robbie 2.clarke 3.luke 4.yuvi 5.ross / samuels 6.nayar 7.mathews/marsh 8.bhuvi 9,rahul 10.ishwar 11.dinda

  • sshailesh on March 5, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    4 oversease will be - Luke Wright , Samuel , Ross Taylor , Mathew

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on March 5, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Sahara will be really stupid to move their home games from the Pune stadium. It's easily the best stadium in the country and that's part of the appeal of the franchise. Besides, the team got great support from the people of the city and had the highest attendances for any IPL stadium although the home team were losing matches on the trot.

  • on March 5, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    My Pune team is 1.uthappa (bat,wk) 2.luke wright (all rounder) 3.samules (all rounder) 4.Yuvraj(c) (all rounder) 5.Mathews(all rounder) 6.pandey (batsmen) 7.Abhishek Nayar (all rounder) 8.Marsh/Steve smith (all rounder) 9.Bhuvaneshwar (all rounder) 10.Rahul Sharma (bowler) 11.Dinda(bowler)

  • matru27 on March 5, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    clarke is a gud test,odi bat..not made for t20..i wud rather have luke wright

  • asdeq on March 5, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    What about Ross Taylor guys? I think that Taylor & Samuels are unquestionable. The other spots will depend of pitch, ground, health etc.

  • on March 5, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    Sorry Guys,If they play with my team then they will win all the games. My team is 1.Uthappa, 2.Manish pandey, 3.Clarke, 4.Taylor/sammuel, 5. Yubraj, 6 .Mathews ,7.Rasool/Nayar , 8.smith/Mandis/Marsh, 9.Kumar, 10.Dinda, 11.Kartik.

  • manoj23yuvraj on March 5, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    my team for pune 1. uthappa 2.samuels 3.nayar 4.yuvraj(c) 5.suman 6.mathews 7.steve smith/clarke 8.mendis 9.bhuvneshwar 10.dinda 11.kartik

  • on March 5, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    PWI is the strongest team in IPL 6. My pune team 1)M.Pandey / T.suman 2)L.Wright / R.Taylor 3)R.Uthappa 4)Michel Clarke 5)Y.Singh 6)M.Sammuels / S.Smith 7)A.Mathews 8)A.Nayar 9)B.Kumar 10) R.Sharma / P.Rasool 11)A.Dinda

  • rockboys on March 5, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    My Pune team will be strongest team in ipl 2013 is .... 1 Robin Uthappa (bat,wik) 2 luke wright (All rounder) 3 marlon samules (All rounder) 4 Steven Smith (batsmen) 5 yuvaraj singh (All rounder) 6 AD Mathews (All rounder) 7 Manish Pandey (batsmen) 8 Mithun Manhas (batsmen) 9 B Kumar (bowler) 10 Dinda (bowler) 11 Rahul Sharma (bowler)

  • on March 5, 2013, 1:32 GMT

    my pune team is 1.uthappa(wk) 2.majumdar 3.pandey 4.yuvi 5.mathews(c) 6.steve smith 7.gomez 8.buvneshwer 9.mendis 10.dinda 11.thomas

  • No featured comments at the moment.

  • on March 5, 2013, 1:32 GMT

    my pune team is 1.uthappa(wk) 2.majumdar 3.pandey 4.yuvi 5.mathews(c) 6.steve smith 7.gomez 8.buvneshwer 9.mendis 10.dinda 11.thomas

  • rockboys on March 5, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    My Pune team will be strongest team in ipl 2013 is .... 1 Robin Uthappa (bat,wik) 2 luke wright (All rounder) 3 marlon samules (All rounder) 4 Steven Smith (batsmen) 5 yuvaraj singh (All rounder) 6 AD Mathews (All rounder) 7 Manish Pandey (batsmen) 8 Mithun Manhas (batsmen) 9 B Kumar (bowler) 10 Dinda (bowler) 11 Rahul Sharma (bowler)

  • on March 5, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    PWI is the strongest team in IPL 6. My pune team 1)M.Pandey / T.suman 2)L.Wright / R.Taylor 3)R.Uthappa 4)Michel Clarke 5)Y.Singh 6)M.Sammuels / S.Smith 7)A.Mathews 8)A.Nayar 9)B.Kumar 10) R.Sharma / P.Rasool 11)A.Dinda

  • manoj23yuvraj on March 5, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    my team for pune 1. uthappa 2.samuels 3.nayar 4.yuvraj(c) 5.suman 6.mathews 7.steve smith/clarke 8.mendis 9.bhuvneshwar 10.dinda 11.kartik

  • on March 5, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    Sorry Guys,If they play with my team then they will win all the games. My team is 1.Uthappa, 2.Manish pandey, 3.Clarke, 4.Taylor/sammuel, 5. Yubraj, 6 .Mathews ,7.Rasool/Nayar , 8.smith/Mandis/Marsh, 9.Kumar, 10.Dinda, 11.Kartik.

  • asdeq on March 5, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    What about Ross Taylor guys? I think that Taylor & Samuels are unquestionable. The other spots will depend of pitch, ground, health etc.

  • matru27 on March 5, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    clarke is a gud test,odi bat..not made for t20..i wud rather have luke wright

  • on March 5, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    My Pune team is 1.uthappa (bat,wk) 2.luke wright (all rounder) 3.samules (all rounder) 4.Yuvraj(c) (all rounder) 5.Mathews(all rounder) 6.pandey (batsmen) 7.Abhishek Nayar (all rounder) 8.Marsh/Steve smith (all rounder) 9.Bhuvaneshwar (all rounder) 10.Rahul Sharma (bowler) 11.Dinda(bowler)

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on March 5, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Sahara will be really stupid to move their home games from the Pune stadium. It's easily the best stadium in the country and that's part of the appeal of the franchise. Besides, the team got great support from the people of the city and had the highest attendances for any IPL stadium although the home team were losing matches on the trot.

  • sshailesh on March 5, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    4 oversease will be - Luke Wright , Samuel , Ross Taylor , Mathew