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IPL fixing scandal: Raj Kundra will cooperate, says Royals CEO

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New Delhi: The chief executive of Rajasthan Royals (RR), Raghu Iyer said the franchise is ready to cooperate with the investigating agencies if they probe its co-owner Raj Kundra`s alleged role in betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Iyer told IANS that even Kundra has agreed to cooperate in the investigation if asked.

Earlier, a panel appointed by the Supreme Court came down heavily on Royals co-owner Kundra and his actor-wife Shilpa Shetty for betting in the IPL. “We will abide by whatever the Supreme Court says in the matter next month and the BCCI decision,” Iyer told IANS on the sidelines of a seminar organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

As it`s now official that the upcoming edition of the IPL will be played abroad because of the general elections, Iyer showed concerns over it as well. “I am afraid it may not be a good move, considering the running costs of the tournament will go up and consequently the franchise stand to lose out on substantial revenues. But then there is no way out, we have to live with such things,” said Iyer.

The venue for the forthcoming IPL is still not decided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). But as BCCI has its working committee meeting on Friday, the decision is likely to be taken.

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