Is it right to launch a campaign to save CSK?

Praveen / 01 August 2015

Chennai Super Kings, the most successful IPL side according to many and rightly so as they have reached the semi-final of every IPL editions and has clinched the title on two occasions. CSK have also won the champions league T20 in the year 2010 and 2014 which makes them as one of the successful T20 sides in the world. The master mind of Dhoni is one of the huge factors behind their success.

CSK was involved in a huge controversy regarding betting issues in the year 2013 and there was several probe panel appointed to investigate regarding this issue. This year in the month of July on 14th Supreme court came up with a decision of banning both CSK and RR for 2 years regarding the owners Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra’s act of involving in betting. Although, there is nothing wrong when it comes to the players it’s a huge crime committed by the respective owners. Recently Delhi high court lifted ban on Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila stating that there was no crime committed by the players.

CSK has a tremendous fan following all over the world due to their stupendous success all these years. Fans were in ultimate shock hearing the news that their favourite team has been banned for a period of 2 years and were going berserk all over the social media. They couldn’t handle the fact they won’t be witnessing their favourite team for 2 years, same case with RR fans too.

Outburst of sadness and anger were seen from CSK fans the day when the result was announced and it doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon. CSK fans have gone a step ahead and have started a campaign regarding their ban with a tagline SaveCSK. The campaign SaveCSK was initiated by a fan which was supported by many number of fans and to the surprise even the official forum of CSK has joined hands with them. Event was created by the official forum and they have asked the fans to sign a petition against the ban. The SaveCSK campaign event took place at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium where the second unofficial test match between India A and Australia A took place.

The logic behind their campaign is pointless and the decision made by the Supreme court has to be respected. As a result of this campaign it could bring a bad image for their respective team. They have to realise the fact that nothing can be done against the decision and the decision has to be respected. The number of fans who turned up for the campaign shows the immense love for the team but it doesn’t make any sense signing petitions or campaigning against the ban.

The ban on CSK is indeed a huge loss and it will never be the same without CSK for th next 2 years, but fans should be patient and respect the decision an try to enjoy the game of cricket instead. 

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