Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul To Be Banned For 2 Matches By BCCI
New Delhi: As per reports, Indian Cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul may be handed a two-match ban each by the Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) following their controversial remarks on Karan Johar’s chat show ‘Koffee With Karan.’
In a letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and CoA member Diana Edulji, CoA chief Vinod Rai asked the Indian board to ban both players for two matches each.
Exhorting for a two-match ban for both players, Vinod Rai said, “I have seen the remarks made by these two players on the show in print today. Very crass. No apology can cover it. I had asked Diana to suggest penalty because I had not seen the clip. I think we need to give both of them a two-match suspension. If Diana agrees, Rahul please draft an appropriate instruction and issue today as their explanations have come in. Separately please prepare an advisory to all BCCI contracted players and support staff.”
Notably, Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul had appeared on Karan Johar’s celebrity talk show ‘Koffee With Karan’. On the show, Pandya boasted about hooking up with multiple women and also how open he has been about it with his parents.
When asked why he didn’t ask women their name in a club, Pandya said, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.”
After receiving severe backlash on Twitter, Pandya has issued an apology on Twitter. He wrote- “After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way.”
While Pandya has issued an apology, K L Rahul is yet to react on the controversy.