The BCCI, on Friday, announced their verdict for the time being on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for the duo’s disturbing and controversial remarks on Koffee with Karan. Both the players appeared on the show that aired last Sunday and since then it is grabbing the headlines 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. Answering to one of the many questions, Pandya bragged about dating a lot of women.
“The other day there was a party. My parents are sitting there and (referring to the female guests) they’re like, ‘Which one is yours?’ and I sat with them and said, ‘This, this this, everyone’s got something with me’,” said Pandya.
Earlier in the show, Pandya had also bragged about how openly he had told his told parents about losing his virginity. He had also mentioned he felt ‘West Indian in spirit’. Not only that, the under-fire allrounder went on to answer a question about he approached women in nightclubs in this way: “I like to watch and observe how they move. I’m a little from the black side so I need to see how they move.”
Both the players especially Pandya have been slammed across social media for their unpleasant remarks on women. And the BCCI has now decided to take strict actions against the two. On Friday, the Indian cricket board released a statement, suspending both the players pending inquiry.
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has 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”.
As per Rule 41(6) of the BCCI Constitution, the players are hereby suspended with immediate effect from participating in any manner whatsoever in any match or function or event or activity that is authorized, organized, sanctioned, recognized or supported in any way by the BCCI, the ICC or any State Association, until final adjudication of the matter.
Consequently, Pandya and Rahul will now return home from Australia. The BCCI is expected to name the replacements soon for the upcoming series in Australia and New Zealand.
“The duo is now called upon to provide an explanation as to why they should not be proceeded against for misconduct and indiscipline under Rule 41 of the BCCI Constitution within a period of 7 (seven) days,” the BCCI said in a statement on Friday.