Chennai Super Kings, an IPL franchisee has decided to challenge the two-year suspension from the IPL recommended by Justice RM Lodha committee. India Cements, the owner of CSK has moved to Madras High Court challenging the Justice Lodha’s recommendation for two-year suspension.
The company backs its stand by saying that the decision given by the committee was not justified as they were supposed to only decide the punishment without getting into the charges of offense committed.
“….the refusal of Justic Lodha Commission to enter into the dispute of whether the Franchise (CSK), its owner India Cements Ltd, were guilty of violating Clause 4.1.1 of the IPL operational rules has led to grave miscarriage of justice,” said the company in the affidavit filed in the Madras High Court.
As a result of suspension, all players of CSK including the retained players like M S Dhoni, R Ashwin, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina will be available to be picked up by the other IPL franchisees for forthcoming season at different prices
After two years when CSK will again be allowed to play, the it will have to start from the scratch to form a new team. They will lose all their rights on the retained players. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended for two years in July 2015 by the Supreme Court appointed committee in connection with the spot fixing charges.