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My support in IPL investigation seems to have backfired: Raj Kundra

Star-studded Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals were on Tuesday suspended for two years from the IPL by a Supreme Court-appointed committee in a clean up of cricket hit by the 2013 betting scam involving their top officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra.

My support in IPL investigation seems to have backfired: Raj Kundra

New Delhi: Star-studded Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals were on Tuesday suspended for two years from the IPL by a Supreme Court-appointed committee in a clean up of cricket hit by the 2013 betting scam involving their top officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra.

Meiyappan, a former Team Principal of India Cements Ltd (ICL)-owned franchise CSK and Kundra, co-owner of Jaipur IPL that runs Rajasthan Royals (RR), were suspended for life from any matches conducted by BCCI.

Kundra released a statement to state his position on this latest verdict.

Statement: Today is a very depressing and sad day for me as my integrity has been questioned and my support in this investigation seems to have backfired.

I have always assisted and helped the Mudgal committee from day one till now. It’s disheartening that despite there being no evidence what so ever against me, I was still deemed to be guilty.

I have not received till date a copy of their final report in which sweeping conclusions were recorded against me. Even the fact that neither the Delhi police nor Rajasthan police found any actionable case against me (for the obvious reasons that there was no evidence or material against me) has been used to make insinuations regarding my guilt for an act I never did.

While I have great respect for the Hon'ble Supreme Court and the judicial system, unfortunately in this case I cannot but feel that I have been wronged. I would request that they have against me, so that I can at least have knowledge of the basis on which they have destroyed my hard-earned reputation. I have anyway washed my hands of cricket in India.

I also find it very unfair that the full team, the other owners, the management team, the players and the fans of Rajasthan Royals have been so harshly treated due to the alleged actions of one minority stakeholder of 11.7%

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