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CSK, RR make re-entry in IPL

CSK, RR make  re-entry in IPL

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Mumbai, July 14 : Cheni Super Kings (CSK), the most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and iugural champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) have made a re-entry into the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket league after serving a two-year ban imposed on them for betting.

"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday welcomed the IPL franchises Cheni Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals back into the League.

"The two franchises have completed the two-year suspension imposed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court appointed Justice R.M. Lodha Committee and will now participate in the IPL," the BCCI said in a statement.

Following the ban imposed on them in 2015, the two teams did not play in the IPL tourments in 2016 and 2017. Their places were taken by Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions.

Commenting on the return of the two teams, BCCI Acting President C.K. Khan said: "IPL will be enriched by the return of Cheni Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Both the teams have enjoyed tremendous on-field success and have a mass following.

"The loyal fans will again get to see their favourite teams and stars in action from the upcoming season of the VIVO IPL."

The ban was imposed due to the betting activities of their key officials Guruth Meiyappan and Raj Kundra and will now participate in the IPL. IANS

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