24 November 2017 last updated at 14:36 GMT
 
CSK, Royals back in IPL
Friday 14 July 2017

CSK, Royals back in IPL
Supreme Court-appointed Justice (Retd.) Lodha Committee had suspended CSK and Rajasthan Royals for fixing charges
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday welcomed the two Indian Premier League franchises - Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - back into the league.
The two franchises have completed their two-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice (Retd.) Lodha Committee and will now participate in the cash-rich league.
"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 of the IPL," CK Khanna, BCCI acting president, said in a release.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla hoped to build on the close ties the league has with the franchises as it prepares for the next edition.
"It is my privilege to welcome back our franchisees, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, into the 11th edition of the IPL. 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 said.
BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary also wished the two franchises all the best.
"I welcome CSK and RR back into the league. I hope they bring back the intensity and the flair that they are reputed for and continue to add immense value to brand IPL. I wish them, all the very best," Choudhary said.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) welcomed the two Indian Premier League franchises - Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - back into the league.

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

"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 of the IPL," CK Khanna, BCCI acting president, said in a release.

IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla hoped to build on the close ties the league has with the franchises as it prepares for the next edition.

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

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary also wished the two franchises all the best."I welcome CSK and RR back into the league. I hope they bring back the intensity and the flair that they are reputed for and continue to add immense value to brand IPL. I wish them, all the very best," Choudhary said.

Thakur takes dig at Lodha reforms
Citing astonishing capitulation of Nagaland in a women's Under-19 match, former BCCI President Thakur pointed out that not all the reforms were appropriate
BCCI has lost its reputation: Thakur
Recalling his tenure in BCCI, Thakur said that under his presidentship, the BCCI had accepted close to 90 percent of Lodha recommendations