The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2008, CSK is one of the eight teams that took part in the inaugural IPL. Mahendra Singh Dhoni captains the team, and Stephen Fleming, both former international cricketers, serves as the coach.The team’s logo is the lion, and its motto is “Whistle Podu”. The team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, also known as the Chepauk Stadium. India Cements Ltd., a company that was then headed by former BCCI chairman N. Srinivasan, owns CSK. The team’s colors are yellow and blue, and cricket enthusiasts often refer to them as the “Men in Yellow” or the “Yellow Brigade.”
CSK has been one of the most successful teams in the IPL. They have won the IPL title five times (2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, and 2023), and have also reached the final on multiple occasions. In 2023, they reached a record-extending 10th final and won the title, equalling Mumbai Indians with their fifth title. The team has consistently performed well, often finishing in the top four of the points table. CSK has also won the Champions League Twenty20 twice (2010 and 2014). The team is known for its strong leadership under Dh
In 2013, the Chennai Super Kings encountered a significant setback when they became embroiled in a spot-fixing and betting scandal. The team principal, Gurunath Meiyappan, was arrested by Mumbai Police for alleged betting and conspiracy. The RM Lodha Committee, appointed by the Supreme Court of India, suspended the team for two years in July 2015 as a result of this. The committee also suspended the team’s owners, India Cements and Jaipur IPL. During this period, the team experienced a low point as they faced a bar from participating in the IPL for two seasons, 2016 and 2017. The team’s reputation was tarnished, and fans and the cricketing community directed significant backlash toward them. However, they made a strong comeback in 2018, winning the IPL title in their return season.