Chennai, Rajasthan set for 2-year suspensions from IPL

NEW DELHI: A Supreme Court committee has recommended two-year suspensions for Indian Premier League clubs Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for corruption in the franchise-based competition.

A three-member committee headed by former chief justice Rajendra Lodha also recommended Tuesday that Chennai team principal Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan co-owner Raj Kundra be banned for life from participation in all cricket matches.

Meiyappan is the son-in-law of International Cricket Council chairman Narainaswamy Srinivasan, who had earlier been restricted by the court from running for another term as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India owing to a conflict of interest. His company India Cements held a stake in the Chennai franchise.

The Supreme Court committee was formed in January following a probe by a separate committee that found the teams and officials guilty.