Kolkata: Existence of IPL team Rajasthan Royals is under cloud especially after its owner Raj Kundra reportedly admitted to placing bets on his team through a bookie-friend.
Kundra’s reported confession has increased pressure on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to take action against his team Rajasthan Royals. In this back drop, the BCCI was on Thursday forced to announce another Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on June 10 to take stock of the crisis which is snowballing with each passing day.

Hinting strong actions against the Rajasthan Royals, BCCI's Working Group chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said that a decision will be taken after a discussion on the issue in the working committee.

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Dalmiya also said that the Board will look into the allegations of conflict of interest against Team India captain MS Dhoni after the ongoing Champions Trophy tournament and promised there would be no cover-up.

"As far as Dhoni is concerned, you have seen it in the papers, so have I. At this juncture, when we are in the midst of Champions Trophy, nothing we are going to earn by disturbing him. But at the same time, we are not going to cover it up. Please wait and see," Dalmiya told a media meet.

Dhoni courted controversy recently following reports that he held 15 percent stake in Rhiti Sports Management, which manages cricketers Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Pragyan Ojha, besides the Indian skipper.

The company claimed that Dhoni held the shares for a brief period, and those were transferred back to the company in April after the payments to the India captain were cleared.

Kundra lost Rs 1 crore in IPL betting: Police

Delhi Police on Thursday claimed that Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra had admitted to placing bets on his team through a bookie-friend. According to the police, Kundra lost around Rs 1 crore in betting over the last three years.

Investigators also claimed Kundra (36) told them that he lost around Rs 1 crore in the past three years in betting in IPL matches. However, police said they have no evidence yet to implicate Kundra in fixing matches.  
Shetty denied the allegations on Twitter saying her involvement in betting is ‘complete nonsense’ and that she has ‘never bet on any cricket match ever’. The tweets were re-tweeted by Kundra.

Kundra, a British national, was questioned for 11 hours on Wednesday after cricketer Sidharth Trivedi (30) told police that his business partner-friend Umesh Goenka (36) used to ask for information regarding team formation and pitches.

Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said, "He (Kundra) has admitted to betting. He used to bet on his own team. We have also come to know that he has lost a lot of money in betting. He used to bet through Goenka, who is also a bookie."


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