IPL spot fixing: I would conduct polygraph tests, says Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta

Kings XI Punjab co-owner says that while she is heart-broken over the controversies surrounding the Indian Premier League, owners of franchises usually are the biggest vicitms.

updated: June 19, 2014 13:02 IST
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The Indian Premier League is facing its biggest test yet, with the cash-rich league mired in a spot-fixing scandal with alleged links to betting syndicates and the underworld. However Bollywood actress and co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab franchise Preity Zinta has refused to be bogged down by the controversy and "will always remain smiling".

"The release of my new film (Ishkq In Paris) has taken a backseat as everybody wants to talk about the IPL," said Preity with a laugh in an interview to NDTV. "But it's too early for us (team owners) to make any sort of comments right now."

With investigation into the spotfixing saga getting deeper by the day, the spotlight has now shifted on owners of the franchises. On Tuesday, Pune Warriors India have pulled out of the league and Sahara have decided not to renew their Team India sponsorship agreement with the BCCI as well. Earlier, Rajasthan Royals suspended the contracts of three of its players -- S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila -- who were arrested over allegations of spot-fixing.

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