Hardik Pandya Suspended For His Sexist Comments On TV Show, Read COA’s Letter To The Player Here

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Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya have been suspended by the Supreme Court Appointed Committee of Administrators. 

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya have been suspended by the Supreme Court Appointed Committee of Administrators. 

In an email from the Supreme Court Appointed Committee of Administrators to Pandya, says that since enquiry and proceedings against him had been initiated, as per Rule 41(6) of the BCCI Constitution, he has been "suspended with immediate effect from participating in any manner whatsoever in any match or function or event or activity that is authorized, organized, sanctioned, recognized or supported in any way by the BCCI, the ICC or any State Association, until final adjudication of the matter."

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Republic TV has accessed the letter from the Committee of Administrators (COA) to Hardik Pandya. Here is what it says:

Dear Mr. Pandya,
 
You are aware that enquiry and proceedings against you for misconduct and indiscipline have been initiated under Rule 41 of the BCCI Constitution and the same are presently pending.

In terms of Rule 41(6) of the BCCI Constitution, you are hereby suspended with immediate effect from participating in any manner whatsoever in any match or function or event or activity that is authorized, organized, sanctioned, recognized or supported in any way by the BCCI, the ICC or any State Association, until final adjudication of the matter.


Yours faithfully,
The Supreme Court Appointed Committee of Administrators.

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In an episode of the 'Koffee WIth Karan' hosted by Bollywood director, producer Karan Johar, Pandya was featured along with his teammate KL Rahul.

During the show, both the players, especially Pandya, made some unnecessary remarks, which were sexist in nature. What followed was a massive protest on social media, with users taking the two individuals to the sword. 

It was soon learnt that he was ticked off by the BCCI top brass. According to a source, his comments were deemed "crass and cringeworthy" and might have a bearing on whether Indian cricketers appear on "such non-cricket shows" after this.

"It will be considered whether players should even be allowed to appear on such shows which have got nothing to do with cricket," a BCCI source told PTI.

On Thursday, COA chief Vinod Rai recommended a two-match ban for Pandya and Rahul but colleague Edulji referred the matter to BCCI's legal team.

Earlier on Friday, Edulji called for the suspension of the two players pending inquiry after the BCCI legal team refused to declare their outrage-evoking comments on women a violation of the code of conduct, following which it was announced that India will not be fielding Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul in Saturday's ODI series-opener against Australia.

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