Indian Premier League authorities on Friday dismissed media reports that Poorna Patel, IPL Hospitality Manager and daughter of Civil Aviation minister Praful Patel, leaked a confidential e-mail from the league's COO Sundar Raman's office.
The IPL said in a statement that it was Raman who had asked Poorna to send the mail to former Union minister Shashi Tharoor and there was nothing confidential about it.
"The information was sought by Mr Shashi Tharoor and was consequently provided by Mr Sundar Raman to Ms Poorna Patel to send through onto him," the IPL management said in the statement.
"The information contained in the email is by no means confidential and is the same provided to every prospective bidder on request.
"This has been the IPL's normal practice for every bid process," it added.
The IPL statement comes following media reports that claimed Praful Patel forwarded a mail to Tharoor, who backed the Rendezvous Sports World's bid for the Kochi franchise, days before the IPL bidding with a document containing projections of new franchisee valuations.