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Rajasthan Royals ready to settle differences with BCCI

December 04, 2012 20:47 IST

Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals is ready for an out of court settlement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India and bury their differences with the owners of the cash-rich T20 League, said team owner Raj Kundra on Tuesday.

"We are looking at an out of court settlement. BCCI has been very kind and supportive. We have done nothing wrong. We are making sure that we come to a platform, where we both agree and go forward as an IPL family again," Kundra said on the sidelines of an event.

The Royals and Kings XI Punjab had dragged the BCCI to court for arbitration proceedings following the termination of their contract for alleged breach of regulations, which has been contested by the two franchise teams.

Kings XI Punjab decided to pay a penalty of Rs 1 crore to the Board and bury their differences, BCCI sources had said after the last Governing Council meeting of the IPL.

On the contrary, Kundra is hopeful of receiving money, what he feels is due, from the BCCI.

"We are looking at receiving (some) amount from BCCI. Let's see."

Looking ahead at the next IPL season, the sixth, starting in April, Kundra said Rahul Dravid would be retained as the team's captain though the Bangalore stalwart has retired from all other forms of the game.

"He is a great role model for Indians and Indian players. We are definitely going to keep him as the captain."

The franchise has also retained Ajinkya Rahane and Australians Shane Watson and Shaun Tait.

"We will have a good team coming up for next year," said Kundra.

Meanwhile, the players auction will be held on January 20, according to Kundra.

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