RR part owner Kundra confesses to betting in IPL

By Saurabh Sahni on Jun 7, 2013 | IPL 2013
The spot fixing and betting scandal unearthed by the Delhi police in IPL is getting murkier by every passing day. More and more high profile names are getting soiled because of their alleged involvement in the disgraceful act of betting and fixing sports. The latest name to have betrayed trust of cricket crazy nation is none other than Rajasthan Royals co owner Raj Kundra. The fixing scandal was first revealed when three Rajasthan Royals bowlers were found guilty of spot fixing during the sixth Indian Premier League.

Now, following a lead from the Rajasthan Royals bowler Siddharth Trivedi, the Delhi Police found out that Umesh Goenka has sought information about team formation from him. Goenka and Rajasthan Royals owner of 11.9 percent, Raj Kundra, are involved together in a steel venture. Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said during interaction with media that Umesh Goenka was the operating bookie through whom Raj Kundra placed his bets in the matches of Indian Premier League.

After a day-long interrogation, the Delhi Police revealed that Raj Kundra has confessed to betting on the matches of Indian Premier League and even on those involving his own team. This even violates the rules of the Board of Cricket Control of India regarding the onus of the team owners in the IPL. As per the rules, the BCCI now can terminate Rajasthan Royals from the league. The stand in president for BCCI, Jagmohan Dalmiya, said that they would deliberate on the issue during the working committee meet of BCCI.
Last updated - Jun 7, 2013 11:01 AM
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