Otago Volts ensured that they will go through to the Champions League T20 proper with a 100 per cent winning record by dispatching the similarly already-qualified Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in Mohali.
Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel were the stars as India's Sunrisers Hyderabad eased past Sri Lanka's Kandurata Maroons to get their qualifying campaign for the 2013 Champions League T20 off to a winning start.
2009 Indian Premier League champions Deccan Chargers have been terminated as a franchise well in advance of the 2013 season.
The franchise was put up for sale after Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd had been unable to meet payment obligations and despite a sale going through, the Indian board (BCCI) has terminated their contract.
Former Deccan Chargers Chief Executive Tim Wright is suing the Indian Premier League franchise for Â£10 million (88 crores) for breach of contract.
Wright left the Chargers in January 2009 claiming breach of contract - which included a severance clause of Â£10 million. In February 2009, the Chargers claimed Wright had 'absconded'.