The Kochi IPL Team which will be making its maiden foray in the Indian Premier League this season will henceforth be known as 'Kochi Tuskers Kerala'. The official name of the team has been approved by the BCCI and the IPL governing council according to Kerala Cricketing Association (KCA).
An onlinevoting was conducted by the Kochi IPL franchisee in their official website to find a name acceptable to the Cricket lovers of Kerala. The franchisee were awaiting approval from the BCCI and the IPL governing Council to rename the team which was previously named as 'Indi Commandos'. This name had proven to be quite unpopular and had come under criticism from the local people for not having the name of the state.
The first match of the team will be against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9th. Four other matches of the team will also be played at Kochi.