Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, BCCI
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India’s duo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul can face more trouble coming their way. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has suggested an ombudsman and start an enquiry. Thus, both these players can face more trouble. In fact, both players are set to get suspended as the comments didn’t go down well with the BCCI.

Both the players gave misogynist comments on the show. In fact, it is Hardik Pandya who is in more trouble for his controversial statements. Pandya, however, apologised for his actions and said he got carried away with the theme of the show.

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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul in Koffee With Karan. Credit: Twitter

Pandya and KL to get into more trouble.

Meanwhile, there are no doubts that Pandya’s statement was immature and he would now have to bear the repercussions. Furthermore, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said such comments tarnish the atmosphere of the dressing room.

“Considering that the BCCI at present does not have an Ombudsman, the COA, in our view, will be justified in and entitled to appoint an ad hoc ombudsman with a defined specific mandate of adjudicating on the present matter. The Ad hoc Ombudsman should possess the qualifications required for an Ombudsman under Rule 40(1) of the BCCI constitution.

“Thereafter, the Ad hoc Ombudsman should adjudicate on the matter in the manner as prescribed in the BCCI constitution,” the letter reads as quoted by Hindustan Times.

Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli have no idea whether they can include both players in their team or not. In fact, in all likelihood, they are not going to get a game even if there is no suspension.

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Hardik Pandya with KL Rahul in a Talk show. (Credits – Twitter)

The comments were disrespectful.

“The suggestion to appoint an ad-hoc Ombudsman smacks of bias and pliability to cater to Vinod Rai. The CoA can ask the BCCI to appoint an Ombudsman at this stage by calling a General Meeting. Why are they keen to avoid that? Do they want to appoint someone that suits Vinod Rai? Is he interested in a particular appointment? Will it be like the ad-hoc committee he himself had constituted which originally had people he was personally acquainted with? Why do they want to avoid a democratic process ?

“Why does their view exclude even the office bearers who continue by virtue of an order of the Court from their version of the Apex Council? Surely they understand that the administration of BCCI cannot be at the whims and fancies of an individual, especially one over 70 years of age,” he said.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, both must have realised that they have not only committed a mistake but also a blunder. Consequently, they will now have to bear repercussions of their immature statements.

Gautam Chauhan

Cricket is my first love. I want to be a wordsmith. I want to weave magic with my words.