The best news Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings face two-year ban over corruption scandal. Two teams from cricket’s Indian Premier League could be banned from the glitzy Twenty20 tournament when a Supreme Court-appointed panel hands down its sentence Tuesday on a corruption scandal.
Meiyappan, son-in-law of International Cricket Council chairman Narayanswamy Srinivasan, and Kundra, a former Rajasthan co-owner, were found guilty of illegal betting in the IPL. Chennai have reached four finals, winning in 2010 and 2011. The Royals won the inaugural tournament in 2008.
Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural event in 2008 under the captaincy of Australian spin legend Shane Warne, but have failed to make the final since then.
“Their conduct has affected the image of the game, the players and others associated with the tournament,” Lodha told reporters while revealing his three-member panel’s verdict in the capital New Delhi.
Mr Srinivasan, who has been banned from holding any post in India’s cricket board, where he served as president for three years from 2011, has a stake in Chennai Super Kings.
The IPL, which is broadcast around the world, is hugely popular in India with its mix of sport and showbiz, with a number of teams fronted by big Bollywood names.