What's common between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings? The question asked in the current scheme of things would evoke answers ranging from spot-fixing to betting and criminal investigations. Interestingly, what's also common between both teams is that they have been recipients of the Indian Premier League fair-play award in the previous years.
Yes, while Rajasthan Royals won the award last year only to find allegations of spot-fixing against three of its players this time, Chennai Super Kings have 'been there, done that' with this award thrice in its six-year history. The former team principal of the side though now faces allegations of betting in matches, possibly even ones in which the side played.
The official website of IPL - iplt20.com - may have recently taken off the fairplay standings for this year's tournament but ironically, both Chennai and Rajasthan were at the top this year too till last checked.