Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspensions lifted provisionally by BCCI

first_imgHardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s suspension for their sexist remarks on Koffee with Karan has been lifted pending appointment of an ombudsman. Pandya is likely to join the Indian team in New Zealand after an interim relief.A press release from the Board of Control for Cricket in India said: “The above matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, Mr. P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman.”There was a furor on social media after Koffee with Karan aired on January 6.”When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya had boasted on the episode.Pandya had apolgised to his fans on social media and even said sorry to his teams. He replied to a show cause notice by CoA but that did not cut much ice with the administrators.Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were suspended and ordered to return home from the tour of Australia after their sexist comments shocked India. Harbhajan Singh blasted the duo and said they had harmed the reputation of the Indian crickete fraternity. One of India’s greatest match-winners, Harbhajan said he would not want to be travel in the same team bus with either Pandya or Rahul.advertisement”Their reputation was at stake, they have lost the trust of their teammates. If he comes and stands next to you at a party, would you like to stand next to him? I will not travel with these two guys in the same bus because if my daughter, if my wife is travelling in the team bus.. how would they feel? You are looking at women in only one angle? That’s not right,” Harbhajan had told India Today.”It’s actually hurting us. He is bringing everyone’s reputation on the stake, including Sachin Tendulkar’s and all that of these great players who have played for the country for more than 20 years.”He’s talking about using other teammates’ room. ‘C’mon man what are you talking about? You have been in the team for only one year. What do you know about the team?'”We never created this kind of culture…party till 5 and come to play the next day. ‘You’re here to play cricket not to do this kind of stuff. When you have free time, you can enjoy, do what you want to do.”Also Watch | Wait extends for Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul as Supreme Court adjourns BCCI-CoA hearing Also Read | Sourav Ganguly on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: They made a mistake because they are humanAlso Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelinelast_img

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