CSK, Rajasthan Royals suspended for two years from IPL (Download PDF)


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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/Last Modified on: July 21, 2015

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