In a massive blow to the Indian Premier League (IPL), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) teams were on Tuesday (July 14) suspended from the league for a period of 2 years. While delivering his panel’s verdict, Justice RM Lodha said the committee proposes to ban these 2 franchises for 2 years from immediate effect as Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were found guilty of betting on IPL matches in 2013.
Meiyappan was a Team Principal of CSK and Kundra, a co-owner of the Jaipur-based team. Also, former BCCI president N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Meiyappan was banned for life from involvement in cricket, for betting. Announcing his verdict, Justice Lodha said Meiyappan was involved in betting and tarnished the game. The panel revealed that Meiyappan had suffered a loss of Rs 60 lakh while betting on IPL matches in 2013 season.