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Indi Commandos Kerala

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
The logo of the Kochi IPL team

The Indian Premier League's new entrants Kochi finally named their team and also released the team's logo.

The franchise is named 'Indi Commandos Kerala'.

The team, on their Facebook page, explained why it chose that name.

"'INDI' stands for an independent Indian cricket team that will go ahead to win a billion hearts.
'COMMANDOS' stands for an elite fighting squad, renown for attacking with speed, stealth and deadly power," it said.

Click to check out the logos of the other nine franchises:

Sahara Pune Warriors

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
The logo of the Sahara Pune Warriors team

Sahara Pune Warriors is the other new entrant in the fourth edition of the IPL, which kicks-off on April 8.

The team is owned by the Sahara Group and is based in Pune.

Chennai Super Kings

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
The logo of the Chennai Super Kings team

Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions. They completed a unique double last year, winning both the IPL and Champions League Twenty20.

The team, owned by India Cements, is based in Chennai and led by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Mumbai Indians

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
The logo of the Mumbai Indians team

Mumbai Indians finished runners-up in the last edition of the tournament.

The team, owned by Reliance Industries, is captained by Sachin Tendulkar and based in Mumbai.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
The logo of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team

Royal Challengers Bangalore finished second in 2009, having lost to Deccan Chargers in the final.

The team is owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya and based in Bangalore.

Deccan Chargers

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
The logo of the Deccan Chargers team

Deccan Chargers scripted a remarkable turnaround to win the 2009 IPL after having finished bottom of the standings in the previous season.

The team, owned by the Deccan Chronicle newspaper, is based in Hyderabad.

Rajasthan Royals

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
The logo of the Rajasthan Royals team

Rajasthan Royals stunned one and all when they won the inaugural IPL in 2008 under the leadership of Australian spin legend Shane Warne.

The team, owned by a consortium that includes Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra, was last year expelled by the BCCI but fought its way back after winning their case in the Mumbai high court.

The team is based in Jaipur.

Delhi Daredevils

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils were beaten in the semi-finals in the 2008 and 2009 edition, but failed to make it past the group stage last year.

The franchise, owned by GMR Group, is based in New Delhi.

Kings XI Punjab

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
The logo of the Kings XI Punjab team

Kings XI Punjab was the other franchise that was expelled by the BCCI last year, but made its way back after challenging their explusion in the Bombay high court.

Kings XI Punjab, owned by a consortium that includes Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, made it to the semi-finals in 2009 but failed to make it to the last four in the next two editions.

The team is based in Mohali, Punjab.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Last updated on: February 17, 2011 14:40 IST
The logo of the Kolkata Knight Riders team

Kolkata Knight Riders is the only team among the original eight franchises that never made it to the semi-finals.

The franchise, owned by Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and based in Kolkata, recently became the ire of local fans after they opted not to retain former India captain Sourav Ganguly in the IPL Players' Auction.