The Committee of Administrators (CoA) for BCCI has lifted the ban on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul provisionally. But at the same time, BCCI has made it clear that there will be an inquiry into this issue.
The Indian cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were suspended by BCCI after the duo made sexist comments in a television show. The duo made some inappropriate statements that attracted widespread criticism and the BCCI suspended them.
According to the statement released from CoA, the matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, Mr. P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the
allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman.
The CoA made it clear that the players were suspended following the rule 46 of the approved BCCI Constitution
It is reported that Hardiki may fly to New Zealand where he will join India’s squad for the ODI series against New Zealand while KL Rahul will feature for India A team.
BCCI acting president CK Khanna said that he did not wish this issue to turn into an administrative mess. He noted that it was paramount that Hardik and Rahul return to action and inquiry can also simultaneously continue.
According to Khanna, if Ben Stokes could continue playing while the court case was on, why can’t that
be applicable for Pandya and Rahul.
CK Khanna Hardik and Rahul have been punished enough and they will emerge as better human beings.
He explained that for now, the focus should be on winning World Cup where Hardik might
play a massive part.