The Kochi team in the fourth edition of the IPL will be called 'Kochi Tuskers Kerala', a name decided on through an online poll.
"The state animal of Kerala is the Asian Elephant, also known as the Indian Elephant. Therefore the appropriateness in selection of the Team Kochi IPL name, Kochi Tuskers Kerala by the fans all over India cannot be ignored. Elephants are the largest land animals alive today and their tusks are attractive, sharp and intimidating," Mukesh Patel, the director of Kochi Cricket Pvt Ltd, a consortium of six companies that are shareholders of the franchise, said.
The team, which will be led by Mahela Jayawardene, had previously decided on the name 'Indi Commandos'. That has been now discarded in favour of 'Kochi Tuskers Kerala.'