Reinstate Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul In Indian Team For Kiwis Tour – CK Khanna Urges CoA
It seems like good waves are travelling towards Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul over their controversy. After being suspended, now, the acting president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India CK Khanna has urged Supreme Court-appointed CoA to lift the suspensions on the duo. He wants them to play during the inquiry period.
In the recently aired talk show named Koffee With Karan that has a huge fan base in India, Hardik Pandya has passed on sexist comments. Just after Hardik Pandya passing the comments, the people out there showed their anger on the social media causing outrage to Hardik Pandya. Eventually, it made an impact on his career alongside KL Rahul.
As per a report in the Times of India, Khanna has requested the CoA to let Pandya and Rahul be available for the New Zealand ODI and T20s and suggested that the inquiry is carried out simultaneously.
We must not keep their careers in limbo – Ck Khanna
The Supreme Court will hear BCCI’s plea in next week and then, they will appoint ombudsman on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for further enquiry. This takes the matter into another course, which might harm their regular style of living and also their national contract.
“I suggest that pending inquiry, we reinstate both the cricketers in the Indian squad immediately and allow them to join the team in New Zealand at the earliest,” Khanna wrote in a mail to the Supreme Court-appointed committee of administrators (CoA) and the BCCI office-bearers.
“They made a mistake, and they have already been suspended and called back from the series against Australia. They have also submitted an unconditional apology. We must not keep their careers in a limbo,” the letter stated.
However, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out. As of now, the quantum of punishment is yet to be revealed out by the respective Indian board. Currently, their case is in Supreme court, which will be heard next week,
As CK Khanna said, it is a good thing to call Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul back in the side during the inquiry period, as it helps them to improve their skills ahead of ICC World Cup 2019.