Indian cricket team opener Lokesh Rahul and all-rounder Hardik Pandya have been suspended from the Indian team. Both have been recalled from Australia. Hardik-Rahul will not be part of the team until the investigation is completed. Hardik gave a controversial statement in Karan Johar’s TV show ‘Koffee With Karan’. Hardik made some derogatory comments on relationship with many women and use of condoms. With this statement, the entire team, including captain Virat Kohli, had separated himself. Meanwhile, the Star Network has removed the controversial show ‘Koffee with Karan’.
Vinod Rai, head of the Committee of Administrators (COA) formed by the Supreme Court, informed about this. He said, “Pandya-Rahul has been suspended from the team until the investigation is completed.” This decision was taken after the proposal of COA member Diana Edulji. Edulji had demanded the ban of two matches. However, the legal team of BCCI was not accepting the statement given in the chat show against the Code of Conduct.
After the controversy, Hardik had apologized, “I went on a chat show, I made some comments and during this time I did not pay any attention to the fact that it might hurt someone’s feelings. I am sorry for this. I want to assure you that I have not done this because of malice or to show off a particular class of society. To be honest, I got carried away with the show’s nature. I mean not to insult feelings or hurt them. “