Season: 2018

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Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited

The owner of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season is Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited. This entity was formed on December 19, 2014. And acquired the team and its rights from its parent company, India Cements.

The transfer of the Super Kings franchise to Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited was primarily due to a conflict of interest issues. In 2014, the ownership was transferred under the name of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. following a Supreme Court directive that struck down an amendment to the BCCI constitution allowing board officials to have a commercial interest in the IPL and Champions League T20.

Narayanaswami Srinivasan is an Indian industrialist known for his association with cricket administration and India Cements.

N Srinivasan is the Managing Director of India Cements Limited and has been a significant figure in the cement industry. He has also served as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). And the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

He has been investigated for several issues, including betting on IPL cricket matches. His son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted for passing IPL information to bookies. Srinivasan was also investigated for corruption involving politician Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Srinivasan holds a Bachelor of Science from Loyola College, Chennai. Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, United States.

He is married to Chitra Srinivasan, and they have two children, Ashwin and Rupa. His son-in-law is Gurunath Meiyappan.

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Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene is a Sri Lankan cricket coach and former cricketer. Mahela Jayawardene was appointed as the coach of the Mumbai Indians team for the IPL 2017. The England Cricket Board signed Jayawardene as batting consultant for the England team, in August 2015, .

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Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten is a former South African cricketer. He was appointed as head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, in August 2018.

He was the coach of Indian Cricket Team from 2008-2011. The World Cup winning coach of the Indian cricket team.

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Reliance Industries

The Mumbai franchise was sold to the Reliance Industries Ltd, Mukesh Ambani & Nita Ambani for $111.9 million. And making it the most expensive team to be sold in the IPL. The franchise was eventually named “Mumbai Indians”.

Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited. Nita Ambani is the chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation and a non-executive director of Reliance Industries. Nita Ambani is married to Reliance Industries chairman and managing director, Mukesh Ambani.

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Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla

The Kolkata franchise was sold to (bollywood actor) Shah Rukh Khan & Juhi Chawla (bollywood actress) for $75.09 million (Rs 520 crore). Shah Rukh Khan’s company ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’ in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta (Mehta Group).

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Tom Moody

Tom Moody is an Australian cricket coach, commentator and former international cricketer. Tom Moody is currently the coach for the team Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.

In December 2012, it was announced that Tom Moody would coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad team in IPL.

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United Spirits

Amrit Thomas is the Chief Marketing Officer of United Spirits Limited. United Spirits Limited is an Indian alcoholic beverages company and the world’s second-largest spirits company by volume.

In light of financial scandals involving owner/chairman Vijay Mallya, Amrit Thomas became the chairman of the Royal Challengers.

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Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is a former South African cricketer. Jacques Kallis was appointed head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in October 2015. When head coach Trevor Bayliss resigned to take over as head coach of England cricket team in June 2015. Kallis was also batting consultant of KKR for 2015 IPL season.

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Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting was coached the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, from 2014 to 2016. He was appointed as the new coach of Delhi Capitals in the IPL, on 3 January 2018.

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Kalanithi Maran

The Hyderabad franchise was sold to the Kalanithi Maran (SUN Group) for $12 million (Rs 83 crore). Kalanithi Maran is the chairman and founder of the Sun Group.

He owns television channels, newspapers, weeklies, FM Radio stations and a movie production house.