Bangalore: The Indian Premier League authorities on Sunday described the withdrawal of Pune Warriors from the IPL as "unfortunate" but said that the cash-rich Twenty20 event will continue.
IPL Commissioner Rajiv Shukla said that he could not react to the withdrawal by Pune Warriors owners Sahara as they have not communicated their decision officially.
"It is unfortunate. But we haven't received anything in writing from them officially. We heard about it only through a a media release. We can react only after they communicate with us in writing. Right now we cannot comment on their withdrawal from the IPL. We don't have any means," Shukla said at the players' auction here.