Pandya, Rahul suspended pending inquiry over comments on women


New Delhi:- Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul who sparked controversy after their their outrage-evoking comments on women during ‘Koffee with Karan’, were on Friday suspended pending an inquiry, ruling them out of the ODI series against Australia starting on Saturday.

The decision comes after CoA member Diana Edulji sought opinion from BCCI’s legal cell following Rai’s recommendation of a two-match ban.

Their remarks on the show were also condemned by India captain Virat Kohli, who called them inappropriate and asserted that the side does not stand by “those individual opinions”.

It is speculated that the BCCI might bar players from appearing on entertainment shows owing to the ongoing fiasco.