Kochi IPL consortium seeks Kerala CM's support

Updated: 12 May 2010 15:37 IST

Rendezvous Sports World Consortium called on Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and sought support for their venture.

Thiruvananthapuram:

Rendezvous Sports World Consortium, which owns the Kochi IPL team, on Wednesday called on Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and sought support for their venture.

The chief minister, who met them at his official residence, asked them to give in writing whatever support they expected from the government, after which it would be discussed with sports minister M Vijaykumar and they would be told of the government response, a spokesperson for Achuthanandan said.

The delegation comprised franchisee consortium co-owner Vivek Venugopal and CEO P T Keshav.

The consortium held talks with Kerala Cricket Association here yesterday on organising the Kerala IPL team and holding home matches in the state itself in the next IPL season.

Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, who participated in the discussions yesterday as "mentor" of the Kochi team, was not present when the delegation met the chief minister.

The consortium had last night met state opposition leader and former chief minister Oommen Chandy, requesting his support for the initiative.

Topics : Cricket Kochi Tuskers Kerala
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