Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended, to miss Australia ODIs: Report

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended, to miss Australia ODIs: Report

By Cricnwin Staff

Gurugram

India’s Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended, pending a full inquiry, for their comments on a talk show, ruling them out of the ODI series against Australia.

"Both Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry," CoA chairman Vinod Rai told PTI.
A BCCI official reportedly pointed out that both cricketers will be issued a fresh show-cause notice which will contain point by point breaches.
 

"Whether it will be an internal committee of the BCCI or an ad hoc ombudsman who will conduct an inquiry, is yet to be ascertained," the official said.

"The Indian team management will take a call on whether they would want to keep the two with the team or send them back. There is a school of thought that they be kept with the team as the backlash back home could be severe but the majority in BCCI brass is against the decision," he added.

Earlier, Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji had recommended that the two players should be suspended immediately and sent back home from Australia. The BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary had supported Edulji’s views and also sought a legal opinion.

Skipper Virat Kohli had said in a press conference that the Indian cricket team is intolerant towards ‘inappropriate views’.