CSK, Rajasthan banned for fixing scandal

India

The Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals have been suspended from taking in the IPL for two years after a panel found them to be involved in the match-fixing scandal of 2013.

Two officials, one from each team, has been banned life from the sport. CSK team official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra were found to be involved in the fixing claims.

The judgements was handed by a three-man committee that was led by former Supreme Court judge RM Lodha, who confirmed that the players from both teams will be available to play for other franchises.

Justice Lodha: "The players are free. They will not be attached to a particular team of the franchise that is suspended

"We thought that cricket is bigger than individuals and body and individuals, then the financial loss to players and franchises is not of significance."

Speaking about the two individuals, Justice Lodha said: "The fact that Meiyappan was integral part of CSK, he ought not to have indulged in corrupt practices.

"Any person who has true passion for the game will never be involved in betting. Gurunath has not only indulged in betting but he has brought disrepute to cricket & the IPL."

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