King of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan who also owns the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders has finally spoken out over the spot fixing scandal in the cricket league.
Shahrukh sounded very upset and disappointed over the whole controversy. On Sunday, June 9th, Shahrukh said that the owners of the teams should not indulge in any such betting practices. Shahrukh’s statement is coming after two franchise owners have been allegedly involved in the betting row.
The Chennai Super Kings’ team principal Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested for the betting scandal and was later released on bail. He also confessed to betting and was blamed for supplying important information about the team to bookies. Raj Kundra, the co-owner of Rajasthan Royals also landed in the same controversial pit and was questioned for 10 hours by the Delhi Police and his involvement in betting was also confirmed by Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.
Shahrukh said, ““I’m sure he (Raj Kundra) will fight this battle legally and something will come out of it. Raj is one of my friends and he doesn’t need it.”
Rajasthan Royals has said that Kundra shall be suspended and his shares will be forfeited if he’s found guilty in the IPL spot fixing and betting row. Ranjit Barthakur, Rajasthan Royals chairman and Raghu Iyer the chief executive said that the franchice was helping the Delhi Police in the investigation.
They also said that Raj Kundra is a minority share holder (11.7 %) and is not involved in running of the team.