New Delhi: The Board Of Control For Cricket In India has taken cognizance of the Delhi Police statement that on Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra has admitted to betting on IPL matches, say sources. The BCCI is likely to convene an Emergent Working Committee meeting soon to decide on the fate of Rajasthan Royals.
Sources say the BCCI is likely to examine if RR violated clause 11.3 (C) of the BCCI-IPL Franchise agreement. Sources say the BCCI members will discuss the termination clause for IPL teams in the Rajasthan Royals issue.
Rule 11.3 in the BCCI-IPL rule book says, "(c) The Franchisee, any Franchisee Group Company and / or any Owner acts in any way which has a material adverse effect upon the reputation or standing of the League, BCCI-IPL, BCCI, the Franchisee, the Team (or any other team in the League) and / or the game of cricket."
Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra has admitted to betting on his own team during the Indian Premier League, Delhi Police chief Neeraj Kumar said on Thursday. Neeraj Kumar said, "Kundra was called because we got to know he was involved in betting. Kundra admitted that he was into betting." Kumar added that Kundra even placed bets on matches of his team Rajasthan Royals through his business partner Umesh Goenka, who the police described as a bookie. The police said Kundra suffered huge losses due to betting.
Kumar also said that the fact that Kundra is a British national doesn't affect the investigation into the case. Raj Kundra was on Wednesday allowed to leave for Mumbai only after surrendering his passport to the Delhi Police. Kundra has been asked not to leave the country.