10 Facts About Pune Warriors India


Pune Warriors India were a franchise Twenty20 cricket team that represented the city of Pune in the Indian Premier League .

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In May 2013, Pune Warriors India withdrew from the IPL over financial differences with the Board of Control for Cricket in India stemming from the valuation of the league's annual franchise fee.

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On 3 May 2011, the Pune Warriors selected former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly to play for them as a replacement for the injured Ashish Nehra.

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Pune Warriors India finished 9th and second-last that season with 4 wins, 9 losses and 1 no-result in 14 matches.

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On 6 February 2012, Subrata Roy, the chairman of Sahara Pune Warriors India Pariwar, said that Sourav Ganguly will take a call on reconciliation.

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Pune Warriors India was allowed the compensation of playing 5 foreign players in the squad, subject to the consent of the other 8 franchises.

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Pune Warriors India finished last that season with 4 wins and 12 losses in 16 matches.

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The Pune Warriors India were thoroughly humiliated in their away match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, courtesy Chris Gayle's 175 not out off only 66 balls and later became the first team in the 2013 season to be knocked out of contention for the playoffs after a loss to Chennai Super Kings at home.

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The Pune Warriors India logo was a spear wielding, attacking cavalry-warrior in the hue of the Indian tricolour.

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Pune Warriors India was the only IPL franchise which used Indian cheerleaders unlike the other franchises which use foreign cheerleaders.

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