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Lions, start the whistles… Guess who's back! : Chennai Super Kings

15 July, 2017, 20:01 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
  • Ban over, CSK all set to return to IPL from 2018

Royals co-owner Raj Kundra, husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, and Gurunath Meiyappan, of the Chennai franchise, were banned for life from cricket-related activities.

Indian Premier League " s most fan-favourite team is all set to return after a gap of two seasons.

Dhoni posted a photograph of himself wearing a CSK jersey, sporting his customary jersey number "7" and the Tamil word "Thala" written over it. "Thala" in Tamil translates to "leader". Watch the picture here.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday officially welcomed the return of the franchises and confirmed they would participate in the next season of the IPL, still at least nine months away. After leading CSK for nearly eight years, Dhoni represented Rising Pune Supergiant that first played and lost their maiden IPL final in 2017 by only one run against Mumbai Indians.

After leading CSK for nearly 8 years, Dhoni represented Rising Pune Supergiant that first played and lost their maiden IPL final in 2017 by only 1 run against Mumbai Indians. On being questioned about the team's marquee player MS Dhoni, who led CSK since the inception of IPL in 2008, John was quoted saying, "We have to see what the BCCI has to offer".

The chairman of IPL, Rajeev Shukla added: "It is my privilege to welcome back our franchisees, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, into the 11th edition of the IPL".

Former CSK captain and one of the most loved cricketers in the world, MS Dhoni has been the poster boy of Chennai Super Kings right from the first edition of the Indian Premier League. The news would have given the CSK and RR fans a lot to cheer about. On the two other occasions that they have played the IPL, they have managed at least the last-four finish.

Chennai Super Kings have also won the now-defunct Champions League T20 twice, in 2010 and 2014.

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