On a day when Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rahul Dravid’s Rajasthan Royals have been banned from the Indian Premier League (IPL) for two years, questions are being raised about the fate of players associated with these teams.
Royals were the first team to clinch the IPL title in 2007 and are known for nurturing and promoting young Indian talent. Its players like Ajinkya Rahane, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja and Stuart Binny came to limelight while playing for the Jaipur-based team and have gone on to represent India at international level.
ALSO READ: IPL Betting Live: CSK, RR Suspended For 2 Yrs; Meiyappan, Raj Kundra Banned For Life
And who can forget the young and dynamic wicketkeeper batsman Sanju Samson? Deepak Hooda impressed one and all in the previous season of the IPL with his penchant for hitting balls out of the park at will. Same is the story of Chennai Super Kings which under the leadership of Dhoni has gone places, winning the IPL title twice since 2007. It has been the most successful team so far.
ALSO READ: IPL Spot-Fixing: CSK, RR Suspended For 2 Years; Gurnunath Meiyappan And Raj Kundra Banned For Life From Cricket
But what will happen to more than 50 players and supporting staff associated with these teams in the wake of two-year ban? The big fishes can find place in some team or the other, but what about the lesser known players?
ALSO READ: IPL 2013 Spot Fixing Scandal: A Timeline
Here’s a look at Indian players in CSK and RR who have got the short end of Justice Lodha’s stick.
- Karun Nayar
2. Deepak Hooda
3. Dhawal Kulkarni
4. Pravin Tambe
5. Ankit Sharma
6. Sanju Samson
Chennai Super Kings
1. Pawan Negi
2. Ishwar Pandey
3. Rohit More
4. Baba Aparajith
5. Mithun Minhas