Two-ODI Ban for Pandya and Rahul, Awaits Edulji's Approval


India cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul may be banned for 2 ODI matches.

The Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai on Thursday recommended a two-ODI ban on India players Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their controversial comments on women in a TV show but fellow COA member Diana Edulji referred the matter to the BCCI's legal cell.

If the ban is imposed, the duo could miss the first two matches of a three-ODI series against Australia starting Saturday in Sydney.

The CoA had sent a showcause notice on Wednesday (December 9) to both Pandya and Rahul seeking explanation for their comments on the TV show hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar.

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It is understood that Edulji was irate, especially at Pandya’s comments and behavior on the show. The former India women's captain wanted both players to be immediately called back from Australia but the CoA settled for a two-match ban instead.

“Edulji has sought legal opinion whether the duo can be banned. So, obviously a decision will be taken once she gives her nod. As far as I am concerned, the comments were crass, in bad taste and unacceptable,” Rai told the news agency.

He soons tweets and apologies to the bcci about his comment.


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