After completing two years ban over betting activities of their key officials Gurunath Meiyyapan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season, two-time champion Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are back in the prominent Indian Premier League (IPL).
Both teams have completed their suspension period of two years and will now be allowed to take part in the upcoming IPL season.
"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," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary 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 of the IPL," CK Khanna, BCCI acting president, said in a release.
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla also welcomed both teams and hoped to again build upon the same “close ties” with IPL that both teams enjoyed in the past
"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.