IPL Pune team named as Sahara Pune Warriors

 The name and the logo of the new IPL Pune team owned by the corporate house Sahara India Parivar was unveiled in a grand ceremony held at the S.P.College ground in Pune on Saturday. The team has been christened to be known as the 'Sahara Pune Warriors'. The logo of the team, which is believed to have been taken after the great Maratha warrior Shivaji, is a warrior mounted on a horse along side the shades of the Indian flag. The official website of the Sahara Pune Warriors is declared to be www.saharapunewarriors.com which is expected to in full swing within a couple of month’s time. The team shall make debut at the fourth edition of the IPL tournament in 2011 along with the other new and already controversial franchise team, the Kochi IPL team. The Chairman of the Sahara Group, Mr. Subroto Roy, expressing his fondness for the city of Pune at the event said, “It is a moment of great happiness for us to announce the name of the Pune IPL team for the people of the city and cricket enthusiasts across the world.” He further added, "We have just started journey and in the short span the support and affection received from the people here is very heartening and makes me feel that Pune is my second home". Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar and director Mahesh Manjerakar were the co-host for the event which was marked by the stunning performance by the Shaimak Davar dance group. As a part of its promotional activities in the field of sports, Mr. Roy announced financial assistance of Rs. 5,000 for State level players, Rs.10,000 for National level players and Rs. 20,000 for International level players from the city. He further made declarations regarding the various medical and financial support schemes to be extended by the Sahara group for the people in the district of Pune. He also revealed his plan of coming up with an International Sports Academy at the Sahara Group owned Amby Valley project in the near future. The Sahara Parivar was one of the important bidders at the inaugural auction carried out for the eight IPL teams but lost out then as it fall short of the time limit set for making the bid. … [Read more...]

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  Pune is the most expensive team in the Indian Premier League and will make its debut in IPL 2011. Pune Warriors India is the first IPL management to use traditional cheerleaders in Indian Premier League.   IPL Pune Franchisee Profile:   Team Name: Sahara Pune Warriors  IPL entry: 2011  Franchisee owner: Sahara bought Pune IPL franchisee for 1,702 crore.  Official website: http://www.saharapunewarriors.com/    Stadium: MCA Pune International Cricket Centre in Gahunje near Pune.   Sponsor: Max Newyork Life  Pune IPL T20 Cricket team profile:   Coach: Geoff Marsh  Captain: Yuvraj Singh  Highlight: 2011 is the first IPL edition for Pune T20 team.   Pune Warriors India squad for IPL 4:   S.NoCricketer NameCountryPrice     Batsmen:      1.Yuvraj Singh India 8.3 crore 2.Graeme Smith South Africa 2.3 crore 3.Jesse Ryder New Zealand 67.8 Lakhs 4.Callum Ferguson Australia 1.38 crore 5.Manish Pandey   6.   7.            All-Rounders:      1.   2.Nathan McCullum New Zealand 46 Lakh 3.Mitchell Marsh Australia 1.33 crore 4.   5.        Wicket-Keepers:      1.Tim Paine Australia 1.2 crore 2.Robin Uthappa India (Karnataka) 9.5 … [Read more...]