Roy, who hoped for a good-natured solution to the row between the Sahara Group and the BCCI, promise that the Pune players would not suffer because of the supplement.
“Our players shouldn’t be underprivileged of playing IPL this year. Our team shouldn’t be in problem. We will come out with a solution soon,” Roy has said in an exclusive interview to the channel. He has also added, “I really can’t say about reconciliation. We are into huge progress work. I am with open mind. Cricket is field of rich people and many are willing to sponsor.”
“If [it is] really needed, I will not give a second thought in sponsoring Pune IPL. We are stretchy and will come out with a harmonious solution.”
Sahara India remove its sponsorship of the Indian cricket team and Pune Warriors on Saturday hours ahead of the IPL auction for season five, after the BCCI turned down the franchise’s request that the price of their porch player, Yuvraj Singh be added to their overall purse for the auction.
“We really feel such one-sided emotional relationship cannot be heaved on any further. We are withdrawing from all cricket under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI),” said in a statement from Sahara, who chose not to be present at the IPL 5 players auction in Bangalore.
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