BCCI order for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul to return to India
The BCCI has said that this issue will be investigated and only then will the decision be taken to play both of these cricket.
- Both will be suspended from all forms of cricket till the investigation
- The selection committee will announce the name of the option soon
- Board constitutes inquiry committee
Sydney: On giving a controversial statement on a TV show, the Indian Cricket Board’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener Lokesh Rahul, along with the Board of Governors (CoA), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), together with all the formats of the game, The effect is restricted. The BCCI released a statement late Friday night giving information about this. After the Board’s decision, these two players will return to Australia after leaving the series in the three one-day matches in Australia.
Actually these two players had made controversial statements about women in the film actor Karan Johar’s show, Coffee with Karan, after which the COA had recommended the ban on them. Firstly, COA president Vinod Rai had written an email saying both of them were banned from one-day matches. After this, the CoA’s female member Diana Idulji also recommended action on both of them. After this it was believed that these two players would not play in the first ODI against Australia. But the BCCI has not only suspended the three ODIs and T-20 series against these two Australia but also the results of the investigation. In fact it is a very strict punishment for both of them.
The BCCI has said that the selection committee will announce the options of these two soon. According to the statement, the All India Senior Selection Committee will soon announce the option of both these players for the Australia Series. BCCI President, Deputy Chairman, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasurer have been included in the committee constituted to investigate the matter.