In keeping with recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha committee, the Indian cricket board has officially suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the Indian Premier League for two years. The board will float tenders and invite bids for two new franchises for 2016 and 2017. Both teams were found guilty in an illegal betting and match-fixing probe in July, leaving just six franchises in the world’s richest Twenty20 league.
Meanwhile, organisers also revealed a new title sponsor for the IPL.
Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo Mobiles will replace PepsiCo.