The Indian Supreme Court committee headed by RM Lodha has proposed a two-year ban on Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals apart from banning Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra for life from any cricketing activity.
Justice Lodha said that even though Rajasthan Royals claimed to be a franchise which was against corrupt activities, three of its players were arrested in 2013 for spot-fixing. As a result, RR have also been suspended for 2 years.
The Lodha commitee has also banned Chennai Super Kings for a period of two years!
“The committee proposes to impose sanctions on India Cements franchise (Chennai Super Kings): Suspend it for a period of two years,” it was said in the press conference.
The Lodha committee has imposed the following sanctions against Ra Kundra: He is declared ineligible from participating in cricket for five years. He is suspended for life. He is suspended for life from being involved in the BCCI from any type of cricket matches. The above sanctions shall run concurrently and shall commence from the date of this order.
The Lodha committee has found Gurunath Meiyappan guilty of betting and bringing a bad name to BCCI’s image and brand IPL, as a result of which he has been banned for life from participating in any cricket-related activity.
Officials from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Rajasthan Royals have already been found guilty of betting on matches and their respective teams now face heavy sanctions after an inquiry that also tainted International Cricket Council supremo Narayanaswami Srinivasan.
An outright ban on the two former champions would be a devastating blow to what is only an eight-team tournament.