As per reports, the Supreme Court yesterday suspended Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s husband and IPL team Rajasthan Royals co-owner, Raj Kundra from all cricket-related activities. Raj Kundra was found guilty in the 2013 IPL betting scandal. After the verdict, Raj Kundra issued a statement to the media and poured his heart out.
The statement read, “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 whatsoever 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 share the evidence 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 however, I am just a minority stakeholder of 11.7%.”