Working group not exploring team termination route; CSK may challenge Lodha order in HC
BCCI's five-member working group, through a series of meetings over the last week, reached a consensus over participation of eight franchises in the next edition of the IPL.
New Delhi: BCCI's five-member working group, through a series of meetings over the last week, reached a consensus over participation of eight franchises in the next edition of the IPL.
Though Lodha Committee report was severe on Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, the future of these two teams remains unclear.
According to a report on NDTV, the working group does not favor termination of CSK and RR.
"We are not exploring the termination route till now; looking at other possibilities, like having institutions or corporates running the franchises for two years," a member of the working group told the channel.
Though promoters of CSK transferred their shares to non-promoters in September 2014, the MS Dhoni-led side still needs to come out clean on the conflict of interest charge in order to play in the next edition of the cash-rich league.
Jyotiraditya Scindia in a meeting in April, challenged th transfer of power that was initially approved by the board two months earlier.
BCCI then opted for legal recourse and consulted former Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia on CSK's status.
The NDTV report further added that the Chennai-based team is prepared to challenge the Lodha order in the high court. If given a green signal by the court, CSK will be able to compete in the IPL next season.
The working group will submit their report to the IPL Governing Council in Mumbai on August 29 and a solution could be arrived at during this meeting.