CSK, Rajasthan Royals suspended for two years from IPL [ Current Affairs ]

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Supreme Court-appointed three-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha suspended two major Indian Premier League teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals from the cricket league for two years.

  • CSK and Rajasthan Royal were banned in regards to betting activities of their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 6th edition of i.e. 2013 season of IPL.
  • The Committee in its terms of reference being to announce the quantum of punishment against Meiyappan, Kundra and the two franchisees CSK and Rajasthan Royals in January 2015.
  • They were allegedly for indulging in betting and spot-fixing during the 6th edition of IPL. Later Supreme Court had constituted Committee headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha to look into this matter.
  • In 2013, The IPL spot-fixing scandal had broken out after the Delhi Police arrested Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila.
  • Former Chief Justice of India Lodha said that the players are free and they will not be attached to a particular team of the franchise that is suspended.

- Published on: July 21, 2015