The two year suspension imposed by the supreme court on the CSK franchise and also the match fixing case that ended up on Thursday, they have won the title twice and are back in action for the year
The team formation is a major issue and the club is looking forward to get back Dhoni as of to make the core strength of the team even much more easier
"If we are given an option of retaining a player, it will definitely be Dhoni," K George John, one of the directors of CSKCL, told TOI. "We haven't yet discussed with Dhoni as his contract with Pune Supergiant ends later this year. However, we will speak to him in the future," he added.
The franchise is looking forward to get back some of their support staff after they lost the finale against Mumbai Indians back in 2015, after that allegations took place and since than the team was suspended for some obvious reasons which got clarified and the team will be back in action from the year 2k18
"For us, loyalty is very important. That's been our strength over the years. Though we haven't yet taken a final decision on the support staff, we are definitely thinking of retaining the old support staff," he added.
The CSK management will kick start its promotional campaign from Friday itself with a couple of social media activities that is aimed at "evoking memories" of Dhoni & Co in the CSK colours over the past decade. "It's a new start. We don't want to go back. Our passion is cricket and we will stick to it. On Friday, we will have two activities on social media to mark the team's return. 'Super Moments' will revisit our title wins, Ashwin-Gayle saga and a few others. Then we will ask fans to send their Super Selfie with CSK stars and with yellow jersey," said John.
Despite its absence from IPL for two years, John mentioned that Brand CSK "hasn't taken" a hit. "In fact, we have got a lot of inquiries from various sponsors. We have had tremendous support from the sponsors and the fans have been phenomenal in supporting us," he added. John added that they are planning to have a few interactive sessions during the upcoming TNPL with some of the former CSK stars such as Matthew Hayden, who will be in the city for commentary.
"We look up to this TNPL period for conducting some interaction sessions. For example, if Hayden is here then we can plan a CSK get-together. We are still figuring out other options," he added.