Almost a month has passed since the committee led by Justice RM Lodha announced the two-year ban on Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. But the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not come up with a decision regarding these two teams, which were suspended from the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) for two years for the spot-fixing scandal in 2013.
BCCI is considering the option of terminating these two teams from IPL, which will give sleepless nights to the franchise owners. In that case the Royals may move court if they are terminated from the IPL.
But Royals so far has been independant of Chennai Super Kings (CSK). CSK has been defiant that if the decision come against them, then they will move the court. But Royals has nothing to do with CSK, in fact, they have co-operated with every investigation, be it BCCI or be it the police and this could go in their favour.
So far none of the Rajasthan Royals representatives have spoken to the media after the Lodha Committee Verdict on the IPL spot-fixing scandal last month. Raj Kundra, Royals's former owner, though did comment saying that he would demand a copy of that report and he would like to see the proofs accumulated against him. But now it seems that Kundra is on his own and the Royals has nothing to do with him. Kundra has been banned from being associated with any cricketing activities for life.
However, Royals cannot avoid being talked along with CSK in this case. Whatever may be the decision of the board about CSK, will be the same on Rajasthan Royals as well.