SUN TV NEW DECCAN CHARGERS OWNER, WILL THEY RETAIN THE TEAM NAME ?
WHO BID FOR DECCAN CHARGERS
Finally, BCCI- the IPL governing body, has sold the discharged Deccan Chargers franchise to the new owners in the form of SUN TV. As per the BCCI, there were four firms who filed for the tender in order to buy the new IPL Team. Other than Sun TV Network and PVP Ventures, Jaypee Group and Videocon had bought the tenders but surprisingly they did not submit the final bid. Later, it was between the Sun TV Network and the PVP Ventures, who both placed the bids.
SUN TV NETWORK ARE THE OWNER OF DECCAN CHARGERS
The Sun TV network won the Hyderabad franchise of the IPL, bidding Rs 85.05 crores per year (around $15.9m) for a 5-year deal. The Sun TV Network obviously defeated the PVP Ventures in the bidding who offered Rs 69.03 crores per year (around $12.9m). Unfortunately, this was PVP Ventures’ second consecutive failed bid to gain the IPL franchise post dismissal of the Hyderabad Deccan Chargers.
SUN TV NETWORKS AND THE DECCAN CHARGERS’ PLAYERS
It has been reported by the BCCI that Sun TV, the new owner of IPL franchise, has been given the time till the end of the month to sign contracts with those Chargers’ players whom they would like to retain. This could turn out to be a real bad news for the players who do not reach to an agreement with the franchise as they will become free agents and go into the pool for next year’s auction, which also means going jobless for the IPL job for a year!
SUN TV NETWORK
Sun TV Network is an Indian mass media company headquartered in MRC Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a part of Sun Group. It has been named as Asia’s most profitable media corporations and the largest TV network.Established on April 13, 1993, it created and owns a variety of television channels and radio stations in multiple languages covering all Indian States. Its flagship channel is Sun TV which was the first fully privately owned Tamil channel in India when it emerged.
FUTURE OF DECCAN CHARGERS
Being a Chennai based owner technically Deccan Chargers is not a Hyderbadi team anymore so now the million dollar question is- Will the Chennai based outfit rename the Deccan Chargers? Will it be a brand new Tamil Nadu based Franchise? Will all players from the Deccan Chargers get placed with the new Sun TV owned franchise? There are lots of new questions, new confusions and more dilemma then ever before, the name of the game is- let’s wait and watch!