Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Chairman L Sabaretnam Passes Away Following Brief Illness

Published - 25 Apr 2021, 11:27 PM

L Sabaretnam (Photo- Twitter)
L Sabaretnam (Photo- Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) suffered a blow when their long-term chairman L Sabaretnam passed away after a brief illness on April 25, 2021. He was 80 years old and is survived by his two sons and two daughters.

L Sabaretnam (Photo- Twitter)
L Sabaretnam (Photo- Twitter)

Sabaretnam was the chairman and director of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd, passed away after suffering a heart attack. He also headed the Chettinad Cement Corporation, was also an independent director on the board of Indian Oil Corporation and Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

L Sabaretnam- A Veteran Of Indian Cement Industry

He was also the president of industry body Madras Chamber of Commerce and was associated with Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan as its president of Chennai Kendra. Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd was incorporated in 2014. Sabaretnam was an advisor for India Cements and Director and CEO of Coromandel Sugars.

N Srinivasan, MS Dhoni
N Srinivasan, MS Dhoni. Image-Twitter

Directors of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited are Srinivasan Ranganathan, Sabaretnam Lakshmanan, Kalidaikuruchi Subramaniam Viswanathan, Rakesh Singh, Kalyanasundaram Balasubramanyam, Jayashree Ekambaram, Ramgopal Kalathingal, and Subramanian Palaniappan.

Sabaretnam had joined the India Cements Ltd, owned by R Srinivasan, the previous owner of the Chennai Super Kings, who was banned for two years after its officials were found involved in betting. It was then Srinivasan had to step down as owner and Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd was formed and Sabaretnam was given the reins of the company.

Chennai Super Kings Go To The Top Of The Points Table In IPL 2021

Meanwhile, CSK performed amazingly well against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their day match on April 25, 2021. After choosing to bat first, the MS Dhoni-led team posted 191/4 on the board in 20 overs, thanks to 50 from Faf du Plessis and a blistering 28-ball 62* from Ravindra Jadeja.

Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Shastri, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Ravindra Jadeja was absolutely sensational [Image-IPLT20]
Jadeja was severe on purple cap holder Harshal Patel and slammed him for five sixes and one four in the 20th over of the CSK innings, taking him for a total of 37 runs- the joint most expensive over in IPL history.

Jadeja then returned with the ball as well haunting the RCB team as he picked 3/13 in 4 overs, removing Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers, along with Washington Sundar. Imran Tahir also picked two wickets as RCB managed just 122/9 in 20 overs and lost the match by 69 runs.

Ravindra Jadeja was named the Player of the Match.

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