The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Sunday, that the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals – will not be facing termination.
Following their Working Committee meeting in Mumbai, BCCI said that the Board will now float tenders for two new franchises to take CSK and RR’s place for the ninth season of IPL. However, it is still not known whether IPL will be a ten-team affair once CSK and RR return from their ban in 2018.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Panel suspended IPL franchises CSK and RR for a period of two years in connection with the IPL 2013 spot-fixing.
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“The Justice Lodha committee interim report will be implemented fully. The two franchisee teams, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals remain suspended for two years. BCCI will float tenders and invite bids for two new teams to replace CSK & RR in the Indian Premier League for 2016 and 2017 (2 years), BCCI said in their press release.
BCCI rules regarding conflict of interest and the amendments to the Rules and Regulations of the Board are being proposed for the consideration at the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting of the BCCI will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at the BCCI Headquarters, Mumbai.