The Indian Premier League cricket side Deccan Chargers has been expelled from the tournament, the cricket board said on Saturday, despite a last-ditch effort by the team owners to pull it back from the brink.
Deccan Chargers bowler Dale Steyn and teammates celebrate a wicket during a an IPL Twenty20 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in May. The side's cash-strapped owners have since failed to post the guarantee needed to keep them in the tournament.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the termination of the franchise stands after Deccan Chronicle Holdings, owners of the team, failed to meet a Friday deadline to submit $19 million as guarantee money.
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