BCCI offers Kochi Tuskers a 'pittance'

At a time when the BCCI received ₹2,199 crore for the naming rights if the IPL, they offered terminated franchise Kochi Tuskers a `pittance' of a settlement offer in Mumbai on Monday (June 26).

In a meeting held between BCCI's office-bearers and the Kochi franchise to arrive at a 'settlement' and bring a stop to a longstanding legal battle that's been on for six years now, the board's acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary told the franchise's co-owners to "give a discount for the love of the game."

The financially flush BCCI offered Tuskers a shocking INR 440 crore as 'settlement' and then raised it to INR 460 crore before the appalled co-owners of the franchise - who were called for a discussion - decided to walkaway .

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