Two-year suspension imposed by Supreme Court on Chennai Super Kings following the spot-fixing scandal ended on Thursday and the two-time champion are back in the fold. And Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited (CSKCL), the company that runs the team, is wasting no time to chart out its future course of action.
The CSK management is hoping it will get to retain some of the stars it had to let go when the ban was imposed. “If we are given an option of retaining a player, it will definitely be Dhoni,” K George John, one of the directors of CSKCL, told TOI. “We haven’t yet discussed with Dhoni as his contract with Pune Supergiant ends later this year. However, we will speak to him in the future,” he added.
“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.
The CSK management will kick start its promotional campaign from Friday itself with a couple of social media activities that is aimed at “evoking memories” of Dhoni & Co in the CSK colours over the past decade. “It’s a new start. We don’t want to go back. Our passion is cricket and we will stick to it. On Friday, we will have two activities on social media to mark the team’s return. ‘Super Moments’ will revisit our title wins, Ashwin-Gayle saga and a few others. Then we will ask fans to send their Super Selfie with CSK stars and with yellow jersey,” said John.