The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking lifting of ban on IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. (Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals’>Rajasthan Royals Suspended for Two Years)
In January 2016, the Madras High Court dismissed a petition by owner of Chennai Super Kings challenging Justice Lodha Committee’s order suspending the Indian Premier League team for two years over the 2013 betting scam involving its top official Gurunath Meiyappan.
The First bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice P S Sivagnanam, who had reserved orders on the plea on December 14 last year, had dismissed the petition filed by Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited (CSKL) as not maintainable.
At that time, the bench had also dismissed a PIL filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy challenging the suspension of CSK and Rajasthan Royals on the same grounds.