Indian Premier League April 24, 2010

Sahara Pune Warriors is new IPL team's name

Cricinfo staff

The Pune IPL franchise has announced its team will be called the Sahara Pune Warriors. The team name and logo were unveiled by Subrata Roy, chairman of the Sahara group, which bought the franchise for US$370m last month.

"It is a moment of great pleasure for us to present the identity of the Pune IPL team for the people of the city and cricket enthusiasts across the world," Roy said.

"We have just started the journey and in the short span the support and affection received from the people here is very heartening and makes me feel that Pune is my second home."

The Pune team will make its IPL debut in 2011, and will play its home matches at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium being built 25 km outside the city.