Raj Kundra was suspended from any cricketing activities    IANS
Raj Kundra was suspended from any cricketing activities IANS

New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesdat said that Lodha Committee’s recommendations on the punishment to the Indian Premier League (IPL) Franchisees should be followed. A Supreme Court appointed Committee handed out life suspensions to Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals‘ owners after they were found guilty of placing bets during the 2013 edition of the league. READ: Raj Kundra: Rajasthan Royals treated harshly for actions of one individual

“Whatever the court has ordered should be followed. We have to respect the order,” the minister said. READ: Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals may feel cheated after IPL verdict

Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were given life bans while their teams were suspended for two years. “Sports should always be free of controversy. There should always be more transparency and accountability has to be there,” he said referring to BCCI.