New Delhi, June 10: Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra has been suspended by BCCI from all cricket activities pending inquiry, for his allegedly betting on IPL matches.
BCCI Working Committee which called for an emergency meeting to discuss the issue today, decided to suspend Kundra. The meeting was presided over by Indian cricket board's interim president Jagmohan Dalmiya.
The Working Committee today decided to suspend Raj Kundra on allegations of gambling on IPL 6 matches till the pendency of inquiry," a senior working committee member and BCCI office-bearer told PTI.
"Kundra will be debarred from taking part in any cricketing activity related to Rajasthan Royals which effectively means that he won't be seen during Rajasthan Royals matches in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 in September," he said.
Kundra was alleged to have placed bets on IPL matches involving Rajasthan Royals. Kundra and his Bollywood actress wife Shilpa Shetty own 11.7 per cent stakes in RR franchise.
Delhi police, who had questioned Kundra, had said earlier that the RR co-owner had confessed to betting. However, Kundra himself said he had not been involved in any wrongdoings.
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings' 'enthusiast' Gurunath Meiyappan too was suspended by BCCI. Meiyappan was arrested by Mumbai police for allegedly betting on IPL games.