The Lodha panel also recommends suspension of Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra from any cricketing activity for life
GN Bureau | July 14, 2015
The IPL teams Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings have been suspended from the Twenty20 tournament for a period of two years as the supreme court appointed RM Lodha panel announced its recommendations after the probe, on Tuesday in New Delhi. However, if the management of both the teams are changed then the teams can play.
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The panel has also recommended the suspension of Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of CSK boss and former BCCI chief N Srinivasan, and Raj Kundra, co-owner of RR, who were found guilty of the illegal betting in the tournament. Both the owners have been suspended for life from taking part in any cricketing activity.
The panel pointed out that the scandal of betting and spot-fixing during the 2013 season of the tournament, brought disrepute to the game of cricket.
The panel also comprises former SC judges Ashok Bhan and RV Raveendran.
The SC had on January 22 held that the allegation of betting against Meiyappan and Kundra stood proved and formed the committee to determine the quantum of punishments.
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