Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals banned for 2 years due to fixing scam : It’s a dark day for the Indian Premier League (IPL), India’s highly famous T-20 Cricket format when Supreme Court Justice Lodha Committee confirms that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) were involved in IPL fixing scam.
Reportedly, Supreme Court were found Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team official Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra involved in IPL match fixing in 2013 and pen drop to banned Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) teams from the league for a period of 2 years.
The SC appointed Justice RM Lodha and the SC Committee is all set to render its verdict and announce the quantum of punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan team official of CSK and Raj Kundra co-owner of RR and their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises vis-a-vis the spot fixing and betting scandal that rocked the IPL- T20 tournament in 2013.
The SC Lodha Committee will decide the punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan and CSK.
Justice RM Lodha said, “The Lodha committee proposes to ban these two franchises for coming two years from immediate effect as Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were found guilty of betting on IPL T20 matches in 2013”.
In a press conference release today, the SC Lodha Committee said, “The verdict of the Justice Lodha Committee is to be rendered on Tuesday 14th July, 2015 at Silver Oak-II in the India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. This will be at 1:00 pm.”
Reportedly, On 22nd January the Supreme Court had set up the committee comprising former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha, former Justice Ashok Bhan and former Justice R. Raveendran to determine appropriate punishments for Gurunath Meiyappan team official of CSK and Raj Kundra co-owner of RR and their respective franchises.
In March, the panel had also issued showcause notices to Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra seeking their reply on the quantum of punishment. The panel revealed that G. Meiyappan had suffered a loss of Rs 60 lakh while betting on IPL matches in 2013 season.
Gurunath Meiyappan is the son-in-law of former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and current International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N. Srinivasan.