BCCI is wary of banning Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL despite the Lodha Committee's verdict to suspend the two teams for two years. A similar decision in the case of Kochi Tuskers had backfired with an arbitration award favouring a payout of Rs 550 crore on grounds of wrongful termination
After many controversies around the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, the team finally made its debut in the 2011 edition of the IPL. Even with Mahela Jayawardena leading from the front, the team clearly lacks the batting proficiency needed in this format of the game, except for one or two specialists. However, they have a good bowling line-up with spearheads like RP Singh, Sreesanth and Vinay Kumar. The Tuskers had a decent run of performance in their first-ever IPL, but could not manage to make it to the top four and made a quiet exit from the competition.