How barring Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals would have hit Indian Premier League

The Supreme Court has allowed eight teams to participate in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League - a move which will come as a big relief to Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, fans and many others.

updated: March 28, 2014 11:47 IST
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New Delhi: Supreme Court's strict observation on malpractices in Indian cricket Thursday and to propose barring Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from Indian Premier League 7 had sent shivers down many spines. Although the two teams have now been allowed to participate, a bar would have had an enormous impact on the popular domestic T20 league - starting April 16. (Related read: People have lost faith in IPL, says Lalit Modi)

Here are the top possible fallouts of having an IPL minus CSK and RR:

1) The Indian Premier League has eight teams. Barring two teams would reduce the total number to six which means the number of total matches would come down from 60 to 34 - a drop of 45 per cent.

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