On Friday (July 14), The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made it official that Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be making a comeback in the next edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
With the announcement of the comeback of the teams, the owners of the side have already started a hunt for new players and coaches. It was already learned that CSK is keen to get back its marquee player MS Dhoni, who led the side in first eight editions of IPL. Along with that, the franchise is now keen to get services of Stephen Fleming as well. (Read Here: BCCI Welcomes CSK, RR Back In IPL)
The former New Zealand captain has been the member of the Chennai based franchise right from the inception of the tournament. He played the first season of the league as a player before he decided to coach the side from the year 2009.
CSK went onto win IPL title twice under him. Later after the eighth season when the franchise was banned for a period of two years, Fleming went onto join Rising Pune Supergiant side in the same capacity with MS Dhoni as the skipper in IPL 9. (Read Here: Dharamsala Test Win Gave Lot Of Confidence)
Dhoni-Fleming pair has done wonders for their former franchise, the reason why the owners are keen to rope Fleming and Dhoni back,
“Not just Fleming, we are expecting that other members of the support staff will also join us. Obviously we would like to have Dhoni, but have to wait until an announcement is made on the process of recruiting players,” a BCCI official said.
BCCI is yet to come up with any official confirmation regarding retention of players, auction of players and as of now, no team is sure whether they will get their former players back or not.
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