The franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will make a comeback in the Indian Premier League next year. The BCCI has planned a grand welcome of the two franchises the day that it released the ‘Invitation To Tender (ITT.)’
A few days ago a leading news daily reported about the BCCI’s decision to reduce the period of media rights for broadcast from 10 years to five. It also has been released that the Board is looking forward to bring back the two controversial and successful teams of the original eight. In the Eight IPL, CSK and RR were a part of match-fixing controversy and were out of the IPL sport. Both the teams had a massive fan base. Now for their return, the CSK is planning the final events that will cater to the franchise’s widespread fan base.
According to an inside source, M.S. Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian team and also captain of the CSK franchise, who is now a part of Rising Pune Supergiants, “seems to have become an unnecessary talking point for all the wrong reasons other than cricket.” He is also expected to return to the CSK team, which he has successfully led for eight years, immediately after the end of 2017 IPL. While CSK is on a set ground, RR is facing rough waters. The franchise is in talks with a leading corporate owner, who is interested in being a co-owner of the team. This talks, when finalized, will help in the relaunch of RR 2018 version. The owners of RR are even said to be playing around with the idea of selling the team. For this, the franchise tried to clear internal concerns. This includes the buying back of 49% shares from Suresh Chellaram and clears the past controversies.