India raises KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for sexist comments on TV
- KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been criticized on a large scale for their performance on TV
- India-couple made sexist remarks during the talk show Koffee with Karan this week
- BCCI says neither will occur in & # 39; any form of cricket & # 39; and will return to India
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India has suspended the batsman KL Rahul and all-rounder Hardik Pandya with immediate effect because of the controversial comments they made about a recent television program.
Rahul and Pandya, both of whom have appeared in all forms for India in recent months, have been widely criticized for remarks that were widely interpreted as sexist during the talk show Koffee with Karan earlier this week.
As a result, the Board of Control for Cricket in India revealed that Rahul and Pandya do not appear in any kind of cricket & # 39; and returns to India to answer allegations of misconduct and lack of discipline.
India has opened batsman KL Rahul and all-rounder Hardik Pandya (photo)
The pair will therefore be absent for the one-day series in Australia, which will start on Saturday, as well as the upcoming tour to New Zealand, where the BCCI will be appointed as replacements in due course.
A statement on the official website of the BCCI read: & # 39; The CoA (Committee of Administrators) in accordance with the BCCI has decided to suspend Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul to play any kind of cricket after their comment on a TV show.
The duo will now return to India and investigate them for misconduct and lack of discipline initiated under Article 41 of the BCCI Constitution.
The duo is now called to explain why they should not be prosecuted for misconduct and lack of discipline under Rule 41 of the BCCI Constitution within a period of seven days. & # 39;
It comes after controversial comments they made on a recent television program in India
India captain Virat Kohli told the reporters on Friday that the & # 39; inappropriate comments & # 39; something were that he and his team & # 39; absolutely did not support & # 39 ;.
Pandya has since regretted his statements, writing on social media: "I want to apologize to all those involved that I have somehow hurt.
"Honestly, I got a little carried away by the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to despise or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect. "