Why CSK Banned For 2 Years

Fans were pretty dissatisfied when Chennai Super Kings got banned from IPL for 2 years. Along with CSK, Rajasthan Royals got banned as well.

Let’s find out why Chennai Super Kings got banned in more detail.

Chennai Super Kings Got Banned For 2 Years

If you have been following IPL then you might know Chennai Super Kings is said to be one of the best IPL franchises. The cricket squad has a big amount of fan following on their social media.

All thanks to the presence of captain ‘Thala captain of the team.

Thus, the suspension of the team all of a sudden came as a shock to the CSK fans and other cricket fans. And only one question was running in everybody’s mind and that is – why was CSK banned from IPL?

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why csk banned for 2 years

Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni has always been in fierce competition with powerful teams like Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and many others.

In the past, they also came very close to winning the IPL trophy but lost to Mumbai Indians.

And this sudden two-year ban left the fans all over the country sad because they would not see their favorite captain leading their favorite two for the next two consecutive years.

And as of now, this topic still gets discussed among cricket fans. Some are still curious and want to know the reason why CSK got two years banned from IPL in 2016 and 2017.

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Why is CSK (Chennai Super Kings) banned for 2 years?

CSK Banned Brom IPL For Spot Fixing

According to the sources, CSK was banned from IPL for Spot Fixing. In the 2013 season of IPL, many were talking about betting as well as spot-fixing activities.

Moreover, on the day of the finale in 2013, Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested. Sources say that he got arrested on the charges of spot-fixing. Raj Kundra, who is the owner of the Rajasthan Royals franchise faced with same allegations.

In July 2015, the Supreme Court of India appointed a committee of three members which was headed by former Chief Justice of India, R M Lodha.

The committee talked about the betting and match-fixing activities and Justice Lodha Committee announced a ban on two Indian Premier League cricket teams that is Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years.

Thus, these two teams were not allowed to play in 2016 and 2017. On the other hand, Gurunath Meiyappan of Chennai Super Kings and Raj Kundra of Rajasthan Royals suffered a life ban from all the cricket matches conducted by BCCI.


Chennai Super Kings’ performance has been great so far over the years. And the team has been inarguably one of the best teams in the Indian Premier League. The team won the IPL cup in 2010 and 2011 and very strong competitor.

This year, new faces were seen on the team. And unfortunately, CSK couldn’t win the Trophy. Stay tuned for more updates. 

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