BCCI today suspended Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra till the end of probe for his alleged involvement in IPL betting scandal. The decision was taken here in emergent meet of BCCI working committee.
“Raj Kundra has been suspended pending enquiry,” BCCI vice president Chitrak Mitra told reporters here.
Delhi Police officers had earlier claimed that Kundra, a British national, had admitted to betting and his passport had been seized.
Kundra, a businessman and husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, was interrogated by the Delhi Police last week, and the Delhi Police Commissioner revealed about Kundra admitting to betting in the IPL.
Rajasthan Royals have also declared that Kundra would forfeit his shares in the franchise if he is found to be in breach of any regulations.
“Mr. Raj Kundra is a minority (11.7%) shareholder, and he has no involvement in the running of the franchise. We believe that Mr. Raj Kundra is a law abiding citizen and would not act contrary to law,” Rajasthan Royals Chairman Ranjit Barthakur and CEO Raghu Iyer had said in a statement.