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Board welcomes Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals

ANI
Published : Jul 15, 2017, 2:39 am IST
Updated : Jul 15, 2017, 2:39 am IST

“The loyal fans will again get to see their favourite teams and stars in action from the upcoming season.”

Rajeev Shukla (Photo: AP)
 Rajeev Shukla (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday welcomed the Indian Premier League franchises — Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals — back into the league.

The two franchises have completed the two-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court appointed Justice (Retd.) Lodha Committee and will now participate in the IPL.

BCCI acting president C.K. Khanna said: “IPL will be enriched by the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Both the teams have enjoyed tremendous on-field success and have a mass following.

“The loyal fans will again get to see their favourite teams and stars in action from the upcoming season.”

Rajeev Shukla, IPL chairman, said, “It is my privilege to welcome back our franchisees, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, into the 11th edition.

“We have had a strong working relationship with Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals and hope that we can continue to build upon the close ties that we have enjoyed in the past, as we move towards the next edition of the league.”

Shukla had earlier in the year revealed that no extension has been given to Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions as the agreement was only for a two-year period. Two new franchises in Pune and Gujarat were formed when Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended by an SC panel. 

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