Mudgal: Is this the end for Chennai Super Kings?

The future of the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is in serious danger after India’s Supreme Court suggested it should be scrapped.

The Court ponderded the repurcussions of scrapping the CSK franchise, owned by Indian Cements headed by Srinivasan, is scrapped and whether the conflict of interest issue would persist.

Justice T S Thakur also questioned the BCCI over not taking any action against CSK, Rajasthan Royals, the other team whose owner Raj Kundra was allegedly involved in betting, and their officials on the basis of findings of Mudgal Committee report and pulled up the Board for batting for the beleaguered Srinivasan.

The apex court also raised questions on the conflict of interest issue arising out of Srinivasan heading the BCCI and also owning CSK.

“Why should we take action. You must yourself take the decision. There is no need to be defensive on the issue. We will give you the opportunity. Take a call on the issue. BCCI must put an end to all the controversy,” the bench said. “Let all the persons involved in controversy step aside and election be conducted for the board and let the new board take a decision,” it said.

 

James Buttler

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