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Deccan Chargers rules out boycotting IPL3; completes its inventories with five sponsors

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Deccan Chargers rules out boycotting IPL3; completes its inventories with five sponsors

Following the decision of the Indian Premier League (IPL) authorities to shift all matches out of Hyderabad, including the inaugural match, fearing an outbreak of violence given the volatile situation in Andhra Pradesh over demand for Telangana state, Deccan Chargers had threatened to pull out of the IPL3 if the six home games of the IPL franchise were not reinstated to Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.

Now, the Hyderabad-based IPL franchise has said that it would not boycott the IPL3 tournament, but would work together with IPL authorities to ensure the success of Season 3 after being assured by the authorities that their interests would be protected. It is also learnt that Deccan Chargers are trying hard to get at least three IPL matches to be played in Hyderabad.

When contacted, Venkat Reddy, Director of Operations, Deccan Chargers, said, “We are working together with the IPL authorities to ensure the success of IPL3 and have been reassured by the Commissioner of IPL that our interests will be protected and there is no question of Deccan Charger pulling out of IPL3. In fact, we hope to retain our title in IPL3.”

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