The TNCA had on September 16 appointed a committee to enquire into reports of suspected match-fixing in the TNPL. (Source: Twitter)

There will be no ban on the franchise in the TNPL but two co-owners of Tuti Patriots has been expelled, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has clarified.

“No TNPL franchise has been suspended or banned,” TNCA secretary RS Ramasaamy told The Indian Express.

“We have asked Tuti Patriots to change their ownership pattern,” a TNCA functionary told this paper.

The exit of the two co-owners of the franchise gives Selvakumar, who is the principal owner of the TUTI Patriots full control of the team.