Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale on Thursday expressed shock over Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra’s admission to betting in IPL matches, saying it furthers shakes faith of the fans in the sport.
The Delhi police claimed that Mr Kundra had admitted to betting and even lost a lot of money in doing so.
“It (Betting) is morally wrong since you’re owning a team. Such things are not good for cricket and not good for IPL. It’s another instance of damaging the faith, Indian cricket lovers have in the sport. Really shocking,” said Mr Jagdale, who resigned recently from his BCCI position.
Asked if Royals should be suspended if charges of betting against Mr Kundra is proved, Mr Jagdale said the decision lies with the IPL authorities.
“I can’t comment on the legalities. It’s is upto the Governing Council and Executive Committee (to decide on the fate of RR),” he told ‘Times Now’
Mr Jagdale said it’s high time BCCI takes lessons from these controversies and go about cleansing the system quickly.
“These are the lessons the BCCI will have to learn. The sooner they do it the better it will be. They need to sit together and give top priority to cleaning the system and all that has happened recently. Top priorities should be given to it. And not to any individual who is holding any post. There are people who are capable of taking decisions in the BCCI.
And such decisions will be taken soon,” he said.