CSK and RR banned from Indian Premier League

CSK and RR banned from Indian Premier League: The verdict is out at last!! The former IPL champs were Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from Indian Premier League. The decision of suspension was taken by the Supreme Court-appointed panel after the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.

According to the reports, ICC chief N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra were found guilty of betting in the T20 tournament. The both were suspended from any type of cricket matches for life.

CSK and RR banned from IPL
CSK and RR banned from IPL

“He (Meiyappan) is found guilty of betting, his conduct affected image of BCCI, the (T20) league and the game,” justice RM Lodha, who is heading the probe panel, said at a press conference on Tuesday.

“Raj Kundra was placing bets through a known punter and was constantly in touch with bookies,” Lodha added. “Rajasthan Royals have damaged the faith of BCCI and the sport, Mr. Raj Kundra is found guilty of misconduct,” he said.

Lodha was appointed head of the sentencing panel in January after the Supreme Court had found Royals’ co-owner Raj Kundra and CSK’s Meiyappan guilty of betting on the outcome of matches in 2013.

The apex court had held that the allegation of betting against Meiyappan and Kundra stood proved and set up the three-member committee of its retired judges to determine the punishment for Meiyappan, who was the CSK team Principal and Kundra.

Chennai Super Kings is the highly popular and most successful team in the IPL. They have won the tournament in 2010 and 2011, and finished runners-up in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015 which is a feat upon itself.