Raj Kundra (L) and Shilpa Shetty have been accused of duping the director of a cricket academy in Jaipur of Rs. 8.05 lakhs © IANS

Jaipur: Apr 30, 2013

Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty, co-owners of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals, have been accused of duping the Cricket Academy of Jaipur to the tune of Rs 8.05 lakhs in connection with conducting a cricket talent hunt.

According to Times of India report, Anand Singh, director of Cricket Academy of Jaipur, has filed a complaint against the couple of cheating him.

Complainant Singh said that in November 2012, Rajeev Khanna, manager of Rajasthan Royals, contacted him as he is running a private cricket academy named Jaipur Cricket Academy for organizing a talent hunt titled Cricket Star Rajasthan, 2012.

For conducting the talent hunt, Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra and Rajeev Khanna assured him payment of Rs 250 per participant. Based on their assurance, Singh managed participation of 3,220 young school-going players.

The complaint reads, “When the complainant approached the owners and manager of RR for getting his due amount of Rs 8.05 lakh, they kept on making false promises but later refused to pay the assured amount and thus committed offence of cheating and forgery with him.”

Anand Singh had earlier filed a complaint against Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shahrukh Khan and actor Irrfan Khan for smoking in public spaces.

Rajasthan Royals are currently placed third in the IPL standing winning six out of nine games under the leadership of Rahul Dravid.