BCCI President Bats For KL Rahul And Hardik Pandya’s Inclusion In Team For New Zealand Tour
At a time when nothing is going right for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, the recent comments from BCCI acting president CK Khanna might act as a soothing balm for the under-fire duo. Both the players recently appeared on talk show Koffee with Karan and have been in news since then for all the wrong reasons.
Pandya is facing heavy backlash on social media for his comments that have largely been condemned as “misogynistic “, “cringeworthy” and “disgusting” across social media. Pandya, known for his lavish lifestyle, revealed some eye-popping details about his personal lifestyle and the repercussions have followed.
Things then went worse for both Rahul and Pandya as the BCCI suspended them pending an inquiry.
Later, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) sent a show-cause notice to Pandya and Rahul asking them for a reply within the next few weeks “as to why they should not be proceeded against for misconduct and indiscipline under Rule 41 of the BCCI Constitution”.
The BCCI also asked both the players to return home from Australia, thus ruling the duo out of the series against Australia and New Zealand.
Pandya and Rahul then suffered fresh blows this week when the BCCI adjourned the case related to the BCCI till next week. The court was set to give its verdict on several cases including that of Pandya and Rahul. However, the Supreme Court later said that it would go ahead with the case only after the appointment of an amicus curiae to replace Gopal Subramanium.
However, CK Khanna has now said that both the players should be allowed to play while the inquiry is on. The acting president wrote an e-mail to CoA and the BCCI office-bearers to convey his suggestions.
“I suggest that pending inquiry, we reinstate both the cricketers in the Indian squad immediately and allow them to join the team in New Zealand at the earliest,” Khanna wrote in a mail to the CoA and the BCCI office-bearers.
“They made a mistake, and they have already been suspended and called back from the series against Australia. They have also submitted an unconditional apology. We must not keep their careers in a limbo,” Khanna added.
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