SUN TV NETWORKS: THE OWNER OF DECCAN CHARGERS

Not so long ago Hyderabad’s very own IPL team, Deccan Chargers, was terminated from the IPL forever. Soon after the termination of Deccan Chargers, Sun TV Networks Limited, which is based out of Chennai, bought the IPL franchise. Sun TV Networks Limited is one of India’s biggest television networks with 32 TV channels and 45 FM radio stations primarily catering to an audience in the southern India. Sun TV network runs channels broadcasting news, daily serials, movies, documentaries and music.

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SUN TV PAID INR 455 CRORE FOR THE FRANCHISE

The Sun TV network purchased the Deccan Chargers’ franchise for about Rs 85.05 crores per year (approx $15.9m) for a 5-year deal with BCCI, a week after Deccan Chronicles group, the ex-owner of Deccan Chargers now, went into a financial issues. Meanwhile the Sun TV Network had retained 20 players from the terminated Deccan Chargers.

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DECCAN CHARGERS ARE NOW CALLED SUN RISERS

We expected it, didn’t we? Yes, this is no surprise that Deccan Chargers’ new owner Sun TV Network Limited has decided to leave the old name, which was derived from the Deccan Chronicles group’s name, the ex-owner of Deccan Chargers. Hence, the new name for Deccan Chargers is “Sun Risers”!! The franchise’s official twitter account @Sun_IPL wrote: “Our team will be called as ‘Sun Risers’ from #IPL 2013. Spread the word :)”

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DECCAN CHARGERS OR SUN RISERS ?

Now the big question for us is – whether to keep our “Deccan Chargers” section as is or change it to “Sun Risers”? Technically, it’s the same team which has been just re-branded, but factually it’s no more a Hyderabadi team since the headquarter of the team has shifted base to Chennai. So, what to do? What do you think?