|1||10 April 2011||Kings XI Punjab||Navi Mumbai||Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Shrikant Wagh – 3/16||Scorecard|
|2||13 April 2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||Navi Mumbai||Won by 4 wickets, MoM – Robin Uthappa – 31||Scorecard|
|3||17 April 2011||Delhi Daredevils||Navi Mumbai||Lost by 3 wickets, MoM – Yuvraj Singh – 66 not out & 4/29||Scorecard|
|4||20 April 2011||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 7 Wickets||Scorecard|
|5||25 April 2011||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 25 Runs||Scorecard|
|6||27 April 2011||Chennai Super Kings||Navi Mumbai||Lost by 8 wickets||Scorecard|
|7||29 April 2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bangalore||Lost by 75 runs||Scorecard|
|8||1 May 2011||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 6 wickets||Scorecard|
|9||4 May 2011||Mumbai Indians||Navi Mumbai||Lost by 21 runs, MoM – Rahul Sharma – 2/7||Scorecard|
|10||8 May 2011||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Won by 5 wickets, MoM – Rahul Sharma – 2/17||Scorecard|
|11||10 May 2011||Deccan Chargers||Hyderabad||Won by 6 wickets, MoM – Mitchell Marsh – 4/25||Scorecard|
|12||16 May 2011||Deccan Chargers||Navi Mumbai||Lost by 6 wickets||Scorecard|
|13||19 May 2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||Navi Mumbai||Lost by 7 wickets||Scorecard|
|14||21 May 2011||Delhi Daredevils||New Delhi||No Result (Rain)||Scorecard|
|Overall Record of 4 – 9 (one match abandoned)
Finished 9th out of 10 teams
Pune Warriors India
|Pune Warriors India
पुणे वॉरीयर्स इंडिया
|Owner:||Sahara Adventure Sports India (a group company of Sahara India Pariwar)|
|Home ground:||DY Patil Stadium (2011)
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium (2012-2013)
|Official website:||Official Website|
Pune Warriors India (Marathi: पुणे वारीयर्स इंडिया, abbreviated as PWI) was a franchise cricket team that represented the city of Pune in the Indian Premier League. The team was one of two IPL franchises from the Indian state of Maharashtra, the other being Mumbai Indians. It was also one of the two new franchises added to the IPL for the 2011 season, alongside the also-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala. The team was owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, a group company of the Indian business conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar. The team's home ground was the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium located in the Pune suburb of Gahunje.
On 21 May 2013, Pune Warriors India withdrew from the IPL over financial differences with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stemming from the valuation of the annual franchise fee it had to pay. Their last match, before pulling out, was on 19 May 2013 against Delhi Daredevils.
The team was not successful in their three years in the tournament, finishing second from last in their inaugural season and in their final season and last in 2012. Overall, the team played 46 matches, out of which they won 12 and lost 33 (1 match no-result). The all-time leading run scorer of the side was Robin Uthappa while the all-time leading wicket-taker was Rahul Sharma.
- 1 Franchise history
- 2 Home ground
- 3 Team identity
- 4 Honours
- 5 2013 Squad, Administration and Support Staff
- 6 2011 and 2012 squads (in alphabetical order)
- 7 Fixtures and results
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
On 21 March 2010, Sahara Adventure Sports Limited successfully bid 1900 crore (US$290 million) for the Pune franchise, the highest bid by any company in the history of IPL. The Videocon Group, an Indian consumer appliance manufacturer, also bid for the Pune IPL Team, but were unsuccessful. Along with Kochi Tuskers Kerala, the team joined the existing eight teams in the IPL for the 2011 season.
Being a new team in the IPL with a fresh auction purse, the Warriors bid very aggressively in the 2011 IPL auction held on 9 January 2011. The Warriors signed a number of top international cricketers including Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Jesse Ryder, Angelo Mathews, Murali Kartik, Ashish Nehra, Graeme Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Callum Ferguson, Alfonso Thomas, Wayne Parnell and Jerome Taylor. Also a number of uncapped Indian players who had played for various franchises before were roped in including Rahul Sharma, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Mithun Manhas, Mohnish Mishra, Ganesh Gaikwad, Manish Pandey and Kamran Khan. Yuvraj was nominated the captain of the team ahead of the 2011 Indian Premier League, while former Australian opener Geoff Marsh was appointed as the team's coach. 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. This marked Ganguly's comeback to the IPL. Ganguly had been discarded by his former team Kolkata Knight Riders prior to the 2011 IPL auction and was not bought by any of the teams in the auction.
The Warriors got off to a successful start in the 2011 Indian Premier League by defeating Kings XI Punjab and Kochi Tuskers Kerala at home. Following this successful start however, the team's performance went downhill and they only won another 2 matches that season, which were against Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers, both away. Their final match of the season against Delhi Daredevils away was abandoned due to rain. Pune finished 9th and second-last that season with 4 wins, 9 losses and 1 no-result in 14 matches.
First withdrawal from IPL and return
Sahara withdrew Pune Warriors India from the IPL along with the sponsorship of the Indian cricket team just hours before the 2012 IPL auction was about to start, providing a major blow to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL, which was already reeling after the disbanding of Kochi Tuskers Kerala in late 2011. They also boycotted the auction held on 4 February 2012. The main reason for the withdrawal was due to a problem in the amount of franchise fee to be paid by the Pune team. Sahara insisted that it had bid a huge amount for the Pune franchise under the notion that there would be 94 matches in the 2011 IPL season. As the BCCI later reduced the number of IPL matches to 74, Sahara demanded for a reduction in the amount of franchise fee to be paid by them to maintain viable IPL proposition. Other reasons included disputes between Sahara and the BCCI regarding the IPL rules, such as player retention and the 4-foreign player rule and also the refusal on the part of the BCCI to allow Pune to add Yuvraj Singh's price to their auction purse so that they could buy another player as a replacement for Yuvraj. Yuvraj was set to miss the whole 2012 season as he was undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer. On 6 February 2012, Subrata Roy, the chairman of Sahara India Pariwar, said that Sourav Ganguly will take a call on reconciliation. A week later, the BCCI announced that they have allowed Yuvraj Singh's replacement for Pune Warriors India for the 2012 season, though a deadlock still persisted between the two parties on long term sponsorship.
On 16 February 2012, the BCCI and Sahara ended their differences and announced that Pune Warriors India will play in IPL 5. The BCCI agreed to give Sahara a total purse of $3.4 million, $1.6 million from the money that they had for the auction and $1.8 million as compensation due to the absence of Yuvraj. It was also decided that Pune could replace Yuvraj with one player, whose fees would be up to $1.8 million. IPL's trading window was extended up to 29 February 2012 to allow the team to purchase players. Pune was also allowed the compensation of playing 5 foreign players in the squad, subject to the consent of the other 8 franchises. The BCCI also allowed Sahara to have a strategic partner in the franchise. Pune's new stadium would be allowed to host one of the play off matches, provided Royal Challengers Bangalore gave consent, because according to a BCCI rule, the right to host the play off matches is given to the finalist of the previous edition. (RCB were the runners-up in the previous tournament). BCCI agreed to negotiate with Sahara regarding the amount of franchise fee to be paid and also agreed to start arbitration proceedings for the same.
Though Pune boycotted the IPL auction, they signed international cricketers outside the auction including Marlon Samuels, Luke Wright, Steve Smith, Tamim Iqbal, James Hopes and Michael Clarke. They also signed Indian players including Raiphi Gomez, Ali Murtaza, Ashok Dinda, Anustup Majumdar and Mahesh Rawat. Due to Yuvraj's unavailability for the entire season, Ganguly was made the captain of the franchise. He was also made part of the coaching staff as a mentor. Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald and former Indian batsman Praveen Amre were also roped in as bowling and batting coaches respectively, replacing Marsh who had resigned to become the Sri Lankan coach.
The team started off their IPL 2012 campaign with wins against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab away and at home respectively. But just like in 2011, the team could not maintain the initial momentum and again managed to win only 2 more matches that season, against defending champions Chennai Super Kings at home and Delhi Daredevils away. Midway through the season, Ganguly was sacked as captain and was dropped from the team due to lack of results, but was retained as mentor. However, this decision was later reversed and he returned to the team as captain. For the home match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Ganguly rested himself, with Steve Smith taking up the captaincy, but still the team lost by 35 runs. Pune finished last that season with 4 wins and 12 losses in 16 matches.
For the 2013 season, Pune Warriors India retained Steve Smith, Tamim Iqbal, Marlon Samuels and Luke Wright but released Clarke, James Hopes, Callum Ferguson, Alfonso Thomas, Murali Kartik and Jesse Ryder. Ganguly announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in October 2012, leaving the franchise without a captain. In the auction which was held on 3 February 2013, Clarke was bought back by the franchise for $400,000. The team also bought international players like Abhishek Nayar, Ajantha Mendis and Kane Richardson and signed domestic players like Tirumalasetti Suman, Ishwar Pandey, Parvez Rasool and Udit Birla for the 2013 season. The franchise also swapped a player with the Delhi Daredevils, trading Nehra for New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor. Yuvraj also returned to the team following his recovery from cancer. Unfortunately for the franchise, Clarke, who was the frontrunner to lead the team, was ruled out of the entire season with a recurring back and hamstring injury, which was aggravated during the Australian tour of India held earlier. On 28 March 2013, the franchise named Sri Lankan Test and ODI captain and all-rounder Angelo Mathews as the captain for the 2013 season and also signed Australian batsman Aaron Finch as a replacement for Clarke.
The team's performance in the 2013 season was pathetic and mirrored its performance in 2012 with 4 wins and 12 losses in 16 matches, finishing 8th and second-last in the league. The only matches the team managed to win were against Rajasthan Royals (home), Chennai Super Kings (away), Kolkata Knight Riders (away) and Delhi Daredevils (home). The Warriors 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. Like the previous seasons, the main cause for the team's poor performance was their constant squandering of winning chances and the lack of balance in the side, with more than 30 players being used during the season. The team was the only IPL franchise to use three captains that season. Mathews was sacked as captain following a poor start by the Warriors in the tournament and his own poor form and was replaced by Taylor for the away match against Chennai Super Kings. Following this match, Taylor was also sacked as captain due to his poor form, in spite of the team winning in Chennai, and was replaced by Finch, who captained the Warriors for the rest of the season.
Second withdrawal from IPL
On 21 May 2013, just two days after finishing its league campaign, Sahara withdrew Pune Warriors India from the IPL for the second time in three years. The reason, according to BCCI, was due to the it encashing the team's bank guarantee after Sahara defaulted on paying the entire franchise fee. BCCI sources said that Sahara paid 20% of the franchise fee in January 2013 and had promised to pay the remaining amount by 19 May 2013 but they failed to do so. But Sahara blamed BCCI for the decision to pull out the Pune franchise from the IPL. In a statement from Sahara after pulling out Pune Warriors India from the IPL, it stated that Sahara had to pull out of IPL due to the BCCI's stubborn and disinterested attitude towards the reduction of the Pune team's franchise fee. It also stated that Sahara was "disgusted" by the unsporting and biased attitude of the BCCI towards it and the Pune franchise despite it supporting Indian cricket for more than a decade, the decision to withdraw from the IPL was final and it will not return to the IPL even if the entire franchise fee is waived off by the BCCI. However, it added that Sahara would remain the sponsor of the Indian cricket team until December 2013, when its contract with the BCCI expires, following which it asked the BCCI to find a new sponsor for the team.
Speaking to the media on 24 May 2013, Subrata Roy said that the attitude of BCCI president and India Cements chairman N. Srinivasan towards Sahara and the Pune franchise was the main reason for the withdrawal of Sahara from IPL and Indian cricket and also added that Sahara would never be associated with Indian cricket as long as Srinivasan is at the helm of BCCI affairs.
In their inaugural season in 2011, the team played their home matches at the DY Patil Stadium at Navi Mumbai, as their designated home venue, the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, was still under construction. Only from the 2012 season onwards did the team actually begin to play their home matches in Pune at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, named after the Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar. It is located at Gahunje, a village located about 23 kilometres (14 mi) north-west of Pune on the Mumbai Pune Expressway. It has a seating capacity of 55,000 spectators.
The stadium became a source of contention between Sahara India Pariwar and the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA). In early 2013, Sahara moved court over the termination of the agreement between it and the MCA over the stadium by the latter. MCA had terminated the agreement on the ground due to Sahara defaulting over payments to the MCA and had renamed the stadium as the MCA Pune International Cricket Centre. Sahara decided to play all their home matches outside Pune till the issue was resolved. On 15 March 2013, the issue was finally resolved, with Sahara agreeing to pay all existing dues within three months. The stadium was renamed back to Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium and MCA also allowed Pune Warriors India to play all its home matches in the stadium.
Team name and logo
The Pune franchise named the team Pune Warriors India in honour of the Maratha Empire which once ruled from the city. The Pune Warriors India logo was a spear wielding, attacking cavalry-warrior (warrior on horse) in the hue of the Indian tricolour.
In their inaugural season, the team's jersey was black with silver stripes on the sides. The jersey also incorporated the attacking warrior logo in the top-left corner of the shirt. From the 2012 season onwards, the colour of the jersey was changed to turquoise blue with silver stripes on the sides and the Indian tricolour on the back collar and sleeve edges of the shirt. The attacking warrior logo was again on the top-left corner of the shirt. Adidas was the kit manufacturer for the 2011 season, but for the final two seasons, T. K. Sportswear was the kit manufacturer. Indian online fashion clothing brand American Swan was the official lifestyle clothing partner for the team.
For their first two seasons, the main sponsor for the team was TVS Motors. TVS was replaced as the team's main sponsor for their final season by Sansui Electric, a Japanese consumer appliance manufacturer. The other sponsors were Lux Cozi, Nissan, UB Group, Linc Pens, Oakley Inc., You Broadband, Killer Jeans and Finolex Group.
The team's official theme song was Sahara Saharaa, a Hindi song sung by leading playback singer and music composer Shankar Mahadevan. The video of the song showed a warrior riding on a horse and inspiring the Pune residents to come to the stadium where they witnessed the team cricketers. Then the team cricketers as well as the residents performed the Sahara salute (putting the right hand over the heart and saying "Jai Sahara").
Pune Warriors India was the only IPL franchise which used Indian cheerleaders unlike the other franchises which use foreign cheerleaders. Known as Cheer Queens, these cheerleaders were dressed up in traditional Indian attire designed by famous Bollywood designer Neeta Lulla and performed traditional Indian dances choreographed by ace choreographers Ganesh Hegde and Tanusree Shankar, not the traditional gymnastic routines which are usually associated with cheerleading. In the words of Subrata Roy-
With Pune Warriors India's Cheer Queens, we intend to showcase and bring recognition to the rich and diverse culture of India at an international platform. The opportunity, which we want all the franchisees of IPL to avail collectively, so that the rich cultural heritage of India is presented in an innovative way to the world.
|Year||Indian Premier League||Champions League Twenty20|
|2011||Group stage (9/10)||DNQ|
|2012||Group stage (9/9)||DNQ|
|2013||Group stage (8/9)||DNQ|
- DNQ = Did Not Qualify
2013 Squad, Administration and Support Staff
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|01||Tirumalasetti Suman||15 December 1983||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|06||Harpreet Singh||11 August 1991||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|07||Michael Clarke+||2 April 1981||Right-handed||Slow left arm orthodox||Overseas|
|16||Aaron Finch||17 November 1986||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Overseas/Captain
|17||Udit Birla||17 November 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|24||Ross Taylor||8 March 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas|
|29||Tamim Iqbal||20 March 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas|
|30||Anustup Majumdar||30 April 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|35||Mithun Manhas||12 October 1979||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|51||Manish Pandey||10 September 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|777||Marlon Samuels||5 February 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas|
|–||Dheeraj Jadhav||24 August 1983||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|10||Luke Wright||7 March 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Overseas|
|12||Yuvraj Singh||12 December 1981||Left-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|20||Mitchell Marsh||20 October 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Overseas|
|21||Parvez Rasool||13 February 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|36||Abhishek Nayar||8 October 1983||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|49||Steve Smith||2 June 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Overseas|
|69||Angelo Mathews||2 June 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Overseas|
|–||Raiphi Gomez||16 October 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|19||Robin Uthappa||11 November 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|–||Mahesh Rawat||25 October 1985||Right-handed||–|
|–||Eklavya Dwivedi||22 July 1988||Right-handed||–|
|02||Ashok Dinda||25 March 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|03||Rahul Sharma||30 November 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|05||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||5 December 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|09||Shrikant Wagh||9 October 1988||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|22||Ishwar Pandey||15 August 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|23||Krishnakant Upadhyay||18 June 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|33||Ali Murtaza||1 January 1990||Left-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|40||Ajantha Mendis||11 March 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm off break/leg break||Overseas|
|47||Kane Richardson||12 February 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Overseas|
|94||Wayne Parnell||30 July 1989||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium||Overseas|
+Did not play for the entire season.
- Owner- Sahara Adventure Sports Limited (a group company of Sahara India Pariwar)
- Director- Abhijit Sarkar
- CEO- Sushanto Roy
- Head Coach- Allan Donald
- Assistant Coach- Praveen Amre
- Cricket Operations Manager- Deep Dasgupta
- Trainer and Fielding Coach- Rob Walters
- Physiotherapist- Dale Naylor
- Assistant Physiotherapist- Vaibhav Daga
- Massage Therpaist- Amit Shah
- Masseur- Raghunath Basak
- Video Analyst- Venkatesh
2011 and 2012 squads (in alphabetical order)
+Did not play for the entire season.
Fixtures and results
Overall results in the IPL
|Year||Wins||Losses||No result||% Win||Position|
|1||6 April 2012||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Won by 28 runs, MoM – Steve Smith – 39||Scorecard|
|2||8 April 2012||Kings XI Punjab||Pune||Won by 22 runs, MoM – Marlon Samuels – 46 & 1/23||Scorecard|
|3||12 April 2012||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Lost by 7 wickets||Scorecard|
|4||14 April 2012||Chennai Super Kings||Pune||Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Jesse Ryder – 73 not out||Scorecard|
|5||17 April 2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||Lost by 6 wickets||Scorecard|
|6||19 April 2012||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 13 runs||Scorecard|
|7||21 April 2012||Delhi Daredevils||New Delhi||Won by 20 runs, MoM – Sourav Ganguly – 41 & 2/27||Scorecard|
|8||24 April 2012||Delhi Daredevils||Pune||Lost by 8 wickets||Scorecard|
|9||26 April 2012||Deccan Chargers||Pune||Lost by 18 runs||Scorecard|
|10||1 May 2012||Deccan Chargers||Cuttack||Lost by 13 Runs||Scorecard|
|11||3 May 2012||Mumbai Indians||Pune||Lost by 1 run||Scorecard|
|12||5 May 2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||Lost by 7 runs||Scorecard|
|13||8 May 2012||Rajasthan Royals||Pune||Lost by 7 wickets||Scorecard|
|14||11 May 2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore+||Pune||Lost by 35 runs||Scorecard|
|15||13 May 2012||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 45 runs||Scorecard|
|16||19 May 2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Pune||Lost by 34 runs||Scorecard|
|Overall Record of 4 – 12
Finished 9th out of 9 teams
|1||5 April 2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad||Lost By 22 Runs||Scorecard|
|2||7 April 2013||Kings XI Punjab||Pune||Lost by 8 Wickets||Scorecard|
|3||11 April 2013||Rajasthan Royals||Pune||Won by 7 Wickets, MoM – Aaron Finch – 64||Scorecard|
|4||13 April 2013||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 41 runs||Scorecard|
|5||15 April 2013||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Won by 24 runs, MoM – Steve Smith – 39 not out||Scorecard|
|6||17 April 2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Pune||Lost by 11 runs||Scorecard|
|7||21 April 2013||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Lost by 7 Wickets||Scorecard|
|8||23 April 2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||Lost by 130 Runs||Scorecard|
|9||28 April 2013||Delhi Daredevils||Raipur||Lost by 15 Runs||Scorecard|
|10||30 April 2013||Chennai Super Kings||Pune||Lost by 37 Runs||Scorecard|
|11||2 May 2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune||Lost by 17 Runs||Scorecard|
|12||5 May 2013||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 5 Wickets||Scorecard|
|13||9 May 2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||Pune||Lost by 46 Runs||Scorecard|
|14||11 May 2013||Mumbai Indians||Pune||Lost by 5 Wickets||Scorecard|
|15||15 May 2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||Ranchi||Won by 7 runs, MoM – Manish Pandey – 66||Scorecard|
|16||19 May 2013||Delhi Daredevils||Pune||Won by 38 runs, MoM – Luke Wright – 44||Scorecard|
|Overall record of 4 – 12
Finished 8th out of 9 teams
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- Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
- Pune Warriors owner
- "Subrata Roy Sahara Satdium IPL 6 2013 Matches Schedule". ipl6.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- Gahunje stadium
- Pune Warriors pull out of IPL
- PWI batting
- PWI bowling
- Sahara Pune Warriors Squad – IPL 2011
- IPL Auction 2011
- Yuvraj Pune captain in IPL 4
- Geoff Marsh named Pune coach
- Ganguly will be replacing injured Nehra in IPL 4 for Sahara Pune Warriors
- Delhi end at bottom after washed out tie
- "Sahara withdraws Indian cricket team sponsorship and Pune Warriors ownership". TOI. 13 April 2013.
- Full text of Pune Warriors' statement
- Sourav Ganguly to take call on reconciliation: Subroto Roy
- "BCCI-Sahara feud unresolved, Board refuses to make any exceptions – Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
- "Pune Warriors India to play in IPL 5". 4 February 2012.
- "Sahara stays sponsor, Pune will play IPL". The Times of India.
- "Sourav Ganguly's days as Pune captain over, to serve as mentor only". TOI. 13 April 2013.
- Ganguly, Donald part of Pune coaching staff
- Ganguly retires
- Clarke could be paid more to lead Pune Warriors in IPL: Report
- Delhi swap Taylor for Pune's Nehra
- Michael Clarke ruled out of IPL 6, Pune Warriors have to hunt for new captain
- Angelo Mathews named Pune Warriors' captain
- Finch to replace Clarke for Pune Warriors
- BCCI encashes bank guarantee after Pune Warriors fail to pay franchisee fee
- Sack N Srinivasan or won't sponsor Team India: Subrata Roy
- Sahara moves court against MCA over stadium in Pune
- Pune Warriors to play home games at MCA Stadium http://www.thatscricket.com/news/2013/03/10/pune-warriors-play-home-games-at-mha-stadium-ipl-6-066409.html
- Sahara-Maharashtra Cricket Association row settled
- Sahara unveiled the name and logo of its Pune IPL franchise in a glittering ceremony
- American Swan is Pune Warriors clothing partner
- Creatigies makes Pune Warriors India Vroom on TVS
- Sansui becomes principal sponsor of Pune Warriors India
- Pune Warriors India IPL Team 2013 Theme Song Lyrics, Video, MP3 Download
- IPL cheerleaders
- IPL 2013 expert tips: Gavaskar tells hapless Pune Warriors to axe stars and try out Maharashtra talent
- IPL 4 auction:Day 1