Bangalore:Kings XI Punjab, one of two IPL franchises terminated by the BCCI, has lost its second chief executive in three years. Anil Srivatsa, who joined the franchise a year ago, left the team by mutual consent on August 15. He made it clear, however, that his leaving had nothing to with the events surrounding the subsequent expulsion of the team.
Srivatsa told ESPNcricinfo he had heard rumours about the board planning to expel the franchise around the time of his departure, but nobody took them seriously. He expressed disappointment at the BCCI's decision, saying he hopes it won't turn out to be a case of "killing the goose that laid the golden egg [the IPL]. I hope there is wisdom behind the decisions; professional wisdom rather than personal agendas."