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Chennai Super Kings (as CSK) is a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu that plays in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008, the team is currently captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni(MSD) and coached by Stephen Fleming, a former New Zealand cricketer. The team's home ground is the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (as Chepauk) located in Chennai(Tamil Nadu).
Chennai Super Kings is the most successful team in the Indian Premier League team so far. The team has won the IPL title twice in succession (2010 and 2011) and reached the play-offs every season. They were also the first Indian team to have won the Champions League Twenty20. The leading run-scorer of the side is Suresh Raina, while the leading wicket-taker is Albie Morkel. The brand value of Chennai Super Kings in 2012 was estimated at US$75.13 million, making them the most valuable franchise in the IPL.
The Chennai Super Kings are one of the nine teams of the Indian Premier League. They are the most successful and consistent team in IPL history. Their captain is the current Indian skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The franchise is currently owned by India Cements, who paid $91 million to acquire the rights to the franchise for 10 years in 2008. N. Srinivasan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of India Cements Ltd., is the de facto owner of the Chennai Super Kings, by means of his position within the company. He is also the President of the BCCI.
Krishnamachari Srikkanth, former captain of the Indian cricket team and the former Chairman of the National Selection Committee, was the brand ambassador for the franchise until the end of season three when his 3-year contract expired, and former Indian opener V. B. Chandrasekhar is the Chief Selector. To gather more support from local fans, actor Vijay and actress Nayantara were also appointed as ambassadors.