New Delhi: After being replaced by Pune and Rajkot for the next two editions of the Indian Premier League, confusion regarding payment franchise fees by Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings continues to persist.
CSK and RR teams were bought for approximately Rs 360 cr and Rs 270 cr respectively in 2007-08.
CSK and RR have been paying Rs 36 cr and Rs 27 cr to BCCI each year as per the 10-year contract.
According to a report in the Times of India, BCCI had handed a list of do's and don'ts to CSK and RR for implemention during the suspension period.
But there is no clarity on the issue of payment franchise installment for 2016-17.
"Keeping in mind the SC order, Royals decided not to head to court but if they're asked to pay the franchise fee, they'll certainly contest it," a source told TOI.
"Tell me something... technically and logically, how can BCCI earn from 10 teams if only eight teams are playing the league?
If they don't pay while they're out of the league, how will the fact be established that they are serving a punishment," a CSK official said.