Chennai Super Kings Petition to Stay Indian Premier League Suspension Rejected by Madras High Court

In a setback to Chennai Super Kings, the Madras High Court has refused interim relief to Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. (CSKCL), which in a petition had sought for a stay on the two-year suspension slapped on the former Indian Premier League champions by the Justice RM Lodha panel. This panel was appointed by the Supreme Court.(Chennai, Rajasthan Suspended)

A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice TS Sivagnanam has adjourned the case to September 23, when it will hear “maintainability and merits”, and made it clear orally that any decision taken by the BCCI in the meantime will be subject to the court’s final orders.(BCCI to Form Panel Under Rajeev Shukla to Study Lodha Ruling)

The Madras High Court directed the BCCI and Cricket Association of Bihar, the original petitioners who triggered the IPL scandal case, to file a comprehensive counter-affidavit in response to the CSK petition.

The Board of Control for Cricket working committee will meet in Kolkata on August 28 to discuss the way forward for Chennai and Rajasthan Royals, the two teams that have been slapped with a two-year suspension because their team owners – Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra — were involved in betting during the 2013 edition of IPL.

Later on Thursday, the Board’s Working Group will present its final recommendations to the IPL governing council on how to run IPL 2016. In all likelihood, the BCCI will float tenders for two new teams.

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