Justice T S Thakur’s bench at Supreme Court reversed a two year ban imposed on Chennai Super Kings by Justice R M Lodha’s panel. This verdict came after Subramanian Swamy filed a PIL claiming the ban was “illegal, arbitrary and unreasonable.” The plea stated that since there are no betting related allegations against any CSK members or N Shrinivasan, this ban should be lifted.
Swamy’s earlier PIL filed at Madras High Court was rejected. Another PIL filed by the owner of CSK was also rejected. Swamy’s move to Supreme Court seems to have bore fruit as the bench is supposed come out with an order lifting the ban quite soon. The ban was put into effect after Raj Kundra, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals and Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in law and CSK Team Principal was found involved in betting.