BCCI all set to welcome Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals: Report
welcome Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to welcome its two oldest franchises – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). According to a Times of India report, they will be welcomed on the very day of ‘Invitation to Tender (ITT) for media rights which will be auctioned at the end of this ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royal were suspended for 2016 and 2017 by Supreme Court due to the involvement in a spot-fixing scandal in 2013 and will make a return in the next IPL season.
CSK, who won the 2010 and 2011 IPL titles, are learned to be making a grand plan to make their return to the IPL fold and already finalised events to woo the massive fans base of the franchise.
An insider of the Chennai franchise said the franchise will go back to its former captain MS Dhoni who led the team successfully for eight years, the report added. MS Dhoni’s fans will once again see their favourite star leading the CSK team in the 2017 edition of IPL.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Royals are in talks with a leading corporate that already has a stake in an IPL team. RR’s possible return will depend on a new stakeholder. They will possibly return in 2018 with a new owner and even with a new name.