11 Oct 2010

Rajasthan, Punjab thrown out of IPL

7:59 am on 11 October 2010

Controversy in the rich Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition with administrators tossing out the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab for unspecified breaches of ownership rules.

The governing council of the cash-rich event, which is owned by the Indian cricket board, also issued notices to the new Kochi franchise to resolve their ownership disputes.

Both teams took part in the first three editions of IPL, before their ownership deals were questioned by BCCI officials who were probing financial irregularities by former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

No New Zealanders play for either team.