BCCI calls emergency meet to discuss alleged betting by Raj Kundra

Updated: 06 June 2013 22:23 IST

Kundra, who is one of the owners of the Rajasthan Royals, allegedly confessed his gambling to the Delhi Police, which interrogated him on Wednesday.

Jagmohan Dalmiya, India's interim cricket chief, announced on Thursday that the organisation will meet on Monday to discuss allegations that Raj Kundra, the co-owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) team placed illegal bets worth a crore over the last three years.

Kundra, who is one of the owners of the Rajasthan Royals, allegedly confessed his gambling to the Delhi Police, which interrogated him on Wednesday.

Dalmiya is serving as the interim head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He is filling in for N Srinivasan, who has stepped aside till an investigation is completed into the betting and spot-fixing scandal that has engulfed the country's top domestic competition.

Among those arrested so far are Mr Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, an executive with IPL team Chennai Super Kings, and three cricketers from the Rajasthan Royals.

Dalmiya said today that the BCCI has a new secretary - Sanjay Patel replaces Sanjay Jagdale who quit last week along with Ajay Shirke, the treasurer.

Jagdale was also a member of a three-member commission appointed by the BCCI to investigate the scandal. Mr Dalmiya said today that he will not be replaced on the committee, which will now consist of two retired high court judges.

Dalmiya said he would announce who would replace Ajay Shirke as treasurer in a day or two. But sources said T Venkatesh of the Karnataka Cricket Association is expected to take over. Shirke, like Jagdale, had resigned last Friday to pressure N Srinivasan to quit as BCCI president.

Spot-fixing, in which a specific part of the match but not the outcome is fixed, is illegal. Betting on the IPL is also illegal under India's laws which ban gambling on all sports except horse-racing.

Topics : Cricket Indian Premier League, 2013 Board of Control for Cricket in India Indian Premier League 2012
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