New Delhi, Nov 27: In a huge blow to IPL team Chennai Super Kings, the Supreme Court today observed that the franchise should be disqualified.
With the IPL spot-fixing and betting hearing continuing in the apex court today, the court has observed that CSK should be disqualified without further probe, according to TV reports.
"Supreme Court observes that CSK must be disqualified without any enquiry or probe," Times Now news channel reported on Thursday. The court asked the BCCI to act immediately on the Justice Mukul Mudgal probe committee report.
The court also sought to know the share-holding pattern of India Cements, which owns CSK, to find out who "really controlled" the IPL franchise.
CSK have won the IPL title twice (2010, 2011) and also clinched the Champions League Twenty20 in 2010 and 2014. MS Dhoni is the captain of the team and has been the skipper since the inaugural edition of the IPL.
Launched in 2008, IPL started with 8 franchises with each having an 'Icon' player. Dhoni was picked as Chennai's 'Icon'. The team is owned by India Cements, which has N Srinivasan as its Managing Directors. Dhoni is one of Vice-Presidents.
Trouble started for Srinivasan and CSK during the last edition of IPL in 2013 when Gurunath Meiyappan was found betting on IPL matches involving CSK.
Gurunath, son-in-law of Srinivasan, was a "Team Principal". However, Srinivasan denied that and called Gurunath a "cricket enthusiast".
Highlights of CSK in IPL till date
- 2008 - Finalist, lost to Rajasthan Royals in the title clash
- 2009 - Semi-finalists
- 2010 - Champions
- 2011 - Champions
- 2012 - Runner-up, lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the final
- 2013 - Runner-up, lost to Mumbai Indians in the final
- 2014 - Play-offs