New Delhi, May 17: Rajasthan Royals CEO Raghu Iyer today rejected as baseless and defamatory the charges levelled by suspended player Ajit Chandila's lawyer that the IPL franchise was aware about the goings-on in the players' camp.
In a statement, Raghu Iyer said: “ (the lawyer's comments) are completely unfounded and are totally refuted. RR will take legal action in the event that such defamatory statements continue to be made by any person.”
“RR has also noted statements which suggest that there have been other related instances in the past. RR absolutely confirms that it has never had any knowledge of any such matters. RR works closely with the ACSU, and has always fully complied with all of its related obligations, as a participant in the IPL.”
“All RR players are fully aware of the zero-tolerance approach of the franchise with regard to corruption and have obligations in that regard through their player contracts with IPL and the franchise .
“Rajasthan Royals has suffered enormously as a result of the alleged actions of these players, and will fully support the BCCI and other authorities in rooting out this evil from the game of cricket.
“All of the Rajasthan Royal owners, management, captain, coach and players and staff are shocked and disappointed at the entire situation which has caused immense distress to us all”, the statement said.
“RR has launched a comprehensive internal investigation, and will make all information available to the authorities to assist with any on-going inquiries”, it added.