After makingÂ inappropriate remarks on women on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan,Â Hardik Pandya and were suspended from the Indian team and were sent home from the tour of Australia. On Thursday,Â Committee of Administrators (CoA)Â lifted the suspension on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The acting BCCI president CK Khanna had urged the CoA to lift the suspension on Pandya and KL Rahul.
In his statement he said that, â€œThe Indian senior team as well as the Emerging, A teams and U-19s will have behavioralÂ counselling session at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). The course will deal with every aspect of a professional sportsperson’s life. There will also be sessions on gender sensitivity.â€
The BCCI has provisionally lifted the suspensions handed to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, pending the appointment of an ombudsman.
— ICC (@ICC) January 24, 2019
A statement from the BCCI read: “Hardik Pandya will be sent to New Zealand to join the team at the earliest and KL Rahul will join the India A squad to play the last 3 one-day games against England Lions.”Â Few reports also suggest thatÂ Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul will be the part of World Cup squad.
BCCI in its statement said, â€œThe above matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, Mr. P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman.â€
Earlier, the host of Koffee with Karan- Karan Johar expressed that he feelÂ responsible for what the cricketers had to go through. Karan was quoted saying,Â “I feel very responsible because it was my show, it was my platform. I invited them as guests and so the repercussions of the show are my responsibility.”Â Â
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