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BCCI welcomes CSK, RR back into IPL


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday welcomed the Indian Premier League franchises – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals – back into the League.

The two franchises have completed the two-year suspension imposed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court appointed Justice (Retd.) Lodha Committee and will now participate in the Indian Premier League.

Acting President of the BCCI, Mr. CK Khanna said: “VIVO 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 VIVO IPL.”

Mr. Rajeev Shukla, Chairman – IPL, said: “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.”

Mr. Amitabh Choudhary, Acting Hony. Secretary, BCCI, said: “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 VIVO IPL. I wish them, all the very best.”



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BCCI expresses its sincere gratitude to CAC members


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) expresses its sincere gratitude to the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) who most willingly agreed to undertake the process of selection of the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team.

The three members of the committee – Mr. Sourav Ganguly, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar and Mr. VVS Laxman – have executed the assigned task with total transparency, professionalism and commitment to Indian cricket.

The recommendation for Mr. Ravi Shastri was made on the merit of his presentation and the vision that he projected for taking the team to greater heights. After taking the decision on his selection, the CAC consulted him and decided on having Batting and Bowling consultants on overseas tour-to-tour basis, as per the requirement of the team.

The BCCI wishes to thank the CAC for the selfless pro bono service rendered to assist the Board in the selection process of India Cricket Team’s Head Coach.


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