India news July 14, 2017

Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals return from suspension

ESPNcricinfo staff

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Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals' rollercoaster rides

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have completed their suspensions of two years from the IPL on Friday and were "welcomed back" by the BCCI.

The suspension on the owners of the two franchises - India Cements and Jaipur IPL - was imposed by the Lodha Committee exactly two years ago, effectively ruling out the participation of the two teams. They will now be able to feature in 11th IPL edition next year.

The committee had also banned for life Gurunath Meiyappan, a former official of Super Kings, and Raj Kundra, a co-owner of Royals, from any involvement in cricket matches for bringing "disrepute" to the game.

The BCCI later decided to bring in two new franchises for a two-year term. In December 2015, the New Rising consortium and Intex won the ownership rights of the new franchises Rising Pune Supergiant (home base: Pune) and Gujarat Lions (home base: Rajkot).

Super Kings had won the IPL twice, in 2010 and 2011, while Royals won the inaugural edition in 2008.

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  • Taahas0238936 on July 15, 2017, 6:01 GMT

    Teams should be allowed to retain players because we cannot imagine mi without rohit, rcb without kohli, csk without dhoni and kkr without gambir if players are not allowed to be retained the League will be killed,!

  • Alex on July 15, 2017, 3:46 GMT

    BCCI should make 16 team IPL for 4 month.

  • Christin on July 15, 2017, 3:35 GMT

    IF CSK gets to retain their 5 players then all the other 7 teams would also gets to retain their 5 players. That's good.

  • tush389343182 on July 15, 2017, 0:13 GMT

    Right now, its 8. But I think it could expanded to 10 teams, two from each zones of India. I hope they expand IPL to 16 teams so that we can have 2 games per day.

  • Rahul on July 14, 2017, 18:37 GMT

    I have never been sure which IPL team to support as I always want Indian players to do well. But now after the return of CSK with "The Srinivasan" as its head, it finally made it easy for me.

    I will support every IPL team that plays against CSK.

    We want Indian cricket to be free from the rich power hungry people!

  • Farhan on July 14, 2017, 18:34 GMT

    So in next Year's IPL is there gonna be 10 teams or 8???

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