Chennai Superkings, Rajasthan Royals to wait before getting back on IPL roster
Earlier it was speculated that the suspended teams will be back as soon as IPL 2017 ends.
Published - May 13, 2017 2:35 pm | Updated - May 13, 2017 2:39 pm
The fans of Chennai Superkings and the Rajasthan Royals might have to wait a little longer before they get back on the Indian Premier League (IPL) roster. The two teams were suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL Governing council following some financial disagreements. Also, the involvement of the team owners in the infamous spot-fixing scandal of the 2013 edition of the IPL saw them serving the two-year ban.
As a result of their suspension, the two teams who replaced CSK and RR in the meantime were Rising Pune Supergiant and the Gujarat Lions. Both teams have had a decent time in the two years that they played. In the last edition, the Lions made it to the playoffs and are languishing among the bottom sides this season. On the other hand, the RPS had a contrasting fortune. They were poor in their approach last year and made great advancements this season.
Now, with the 2017 edition coming to an end, the RPS and GL camps are set to bid adieu to the tournament. The BCCI CEO Rahul Johri had recently confirmed that the Chennai Superkings and Rajasthan Royals will be back to IPL 2018. It was expected that the team management will start getting their acts together soon after the finals of IPL 2017 would conclude.
However, as per the recent quotes, a BCCI official has noted that the two teams will have to wait for some formalities before they get back on the IPL roster. “We can’t have anything to do with them till July end. So it will take a while before they are welcomed back in the IPL fold,” quoted a BCCI official as per the quotes in the Mumbai Mirror.
Meanwhile, there are also news about the player retention policies in the IPL 2018. Chennai Superkings wish to retain their big players next season but the idea of open auctions might hamper their plans of doing so.