Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra on Monday expressed shock at Board of control for Cricket in India's  (BCCI) decision to suspend him on charges of gambling in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and said he was being made a "scapegoat" by people in powerful positions.

"I am shocked and upset at the unilateral decision taken today by the BCCI and will fight the grounds of suspension," Kundra said in a statement.

"All sorts of accusations were made against me without proof, by people in powerful positions. It is sad that without accurate facts, I am being made a scapegoat and put under trial by the media based on unproved claims," he added.