Royals face IPL suspension amid betting row
Former Indian cricket team skipper Rahul Dravid, pictured in Kuala Lumpur, on June 27, 2012. Former Indian Premier League champions Rajasthan Royals faced suspension from the cash-rich tournament on Friday (June 6) after its co-owner admitted to betting on the Twenty20 matches. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called an emergency meeting of its working committee in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the fate of the team which is captained by Rahul Dravid.
Raj Kundra, co-owner of the Royals with his Bollywood actress and former Big Brother contestant wife Shilpa Shetty, has admitted to illegal gambling on the competition, according to police. According to an agreement between the BCCI and IPL sides, if any franchise group or owner acts in a way which has a "material adverse effect" on the reputation of the BCCI or the league then their agreement will be terminated.
Rajasthan Royals, who won the inaugural IPL edition in 2008 under Australian spin legend Shane Warne, have already been thrown out of the IPL before because of ownership issues.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzz