Deccan Chargers, the defending champions, issued a legal notice to the Indian Premier League and threatened to skip the third edition of the Twenty20 league beginning next month if its home matches are not re-allotted to Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam.
Deccan Chargers’ legal counsel has asked the BCCI president Shashank Manohar to reconsider the decision of relocating the home matches. The notice claimed that the decision to shift the matches have been taken “arbitrarily, unilaterally, without our client’s consent and in complete breach of the Franchise Agreement dated April 10, 2008 pursuant to which the rights and obligations of both the parties i.e. BCCI-IPL and the Franchisee, i.e. our client are governed”.
The notice further charged IPL that the decision to shift the matches was against the objective of having franchisees from various regions of the country and against public interest and consequently was not acceptable to Deccan Chargers.