Raj Kundra has been banned for life from cricket  © Yogen Shah
Raj Kundra has been banned for life from cricket © Yogen Shah

Raj Kundra has written to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar claiming that he was pronounced guilty in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 fixing and betting without being given a proper opportunity to defend himself and he also went on to question the findings of the Mudgal Committee. According to Times of India, he said, “I am seriously aggrieved and hurt by the manner in which my guilt has been pronounced, stamped and sealed without providing me a fair opportunity to clear my name. The entire process has damaged my reputation beyond repair, and given an opportunity to all and sundry to throw a figurative stone on me whenever they feel like doing so.” READ: Ratnakar Shetty to look into IPL proceedings after Sundar Raman’s resignation

Kundra also confirmed that he has surrendered his stake in Rajasthan Royals (RR). “I would also like to mention that my purchase of the shareholding in Rajasthan Royals was purely out of the love for the game that I and my family have, and not for any business or profit motive. For this reason, I have already forfeited my shareholding in Rajasthan Royals, so that the team and the franchise may not suffer on my account of my presence in their ranks,” he added.

The former co-owner of RR who has been banned for life from cricket there was no merit in the charges levelled against him. “Such allegations (of betting) were first levelled against me by the Delhi Police in June 2013, who, upon realizing that there was no merit in such allegations did not pursue the issue at all,” he said. READ: Andrew Strauss: England players to be allowed to participate in IPL 2016

“I am till date not aware of the basis of such conclusions being arrived at by the Mudgal Committee, since I was only provided with a redacted version of the said report containing only its conclusions but not any of its discussions, analysis or reasoning,” he signed off.