Shilpa Shetty recalls IPL spot-fixing scandal
Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: Shilpa Shetty, who co-owns Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals expressed herself on the spot-fixing scandal that has shocked the nation.
The actress-businesswoman recalled the scandal and termed it as “heartbreaking”.
“It`s been really distressing for all of us at Rajasthan Royals. It is a sensitive issue so we can`t really talk much about it. As far as we as a franchise are concerned, we will do everything possible to get to the bottom of this. It`s been heartbreaking because we treat the team like our family, so it comes as shock,” a leading daily quoted Shilpa as saying.
“None of us have spoken because we`re still recovering from it. There is a lot of work that is underway. But as a franchise, we have zero tolerance for corruption, and anything that takes away from the sanctity of the team will not be tolerated by us. We always went to the field with the intention of wanting to win. We were in it to win it," she added.
The three players – S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandela and Ankeet Chavan- accused of spot-fixing belong to Shetty’s Rajasthan Royals. The players have reportedly confessed to committing the crime.