The two-time champions are back on the roll as the two-year ban on Chennai Super Kings ended on Thursday. The team had been suspended due to spot-fixing allegations imposed on the team.
Sources privy to the managing company’s development have revealed that the company has already chalked out its plans for the 2018 IPL. The team Chennai Super Kings is owned by Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited (CSKCL).
Despite their absence from IPL for two years, John mentioned that Brand CSK “hasn’t taken” a hit. “We have got a lot of inquiries from various sponsors. We have had support from the sponsors and the fans have been phenomenal in supporting us, K George John, one of the directors of CSKCL said.
Not only this, John also reflected on how MSD held paramount importance for their team’s future prospects.”If we are given an option of retaining a player, it will definitely be Dhoni,” said John. The company will soon talk to Dhoni, who is currently tied to another contract with Pune which will end later this year.
The company is also planning to hire the same support staff as in 2015. Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming was at the helm as head coach, while Andy Bichel (bowling coach), Steve Rixon (fielding coach) and analyst Lakshmi Narayanan comprised the support staff for quite a few years.
“For us, loyalty is very important. That’s been our strength over the years. Though we haven’t yet taken a final decision on the support staff, we are definitely thinking of retaining the old support staff,” he added.
It will be very interesting to see CSK compete with 2-time winner Mumbai Indians which is considered as a strong rival for the team. The
It will be very interesting to see CSK compete with 2-time winner Mumbai Indians which is considered as a strong rival for the team. We are super excited!