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Australia vs India one day cricket: KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya suspended over ‘sexist’ comments, apology



KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home to address the music of the Cricket Control Council in India, after the duo made sexist and inappropriate comments about women.

The couple has been heavily criticized in India and on social media for remarks that have been widely condemned as sexist and inappropriate, during which the latter detailed how he had boasted to his parents that he had lost his virginity .

As a consequence, the BCCI revealed that Rahul and Pandya would not be present in "no cricket" and would return to India to respond to allegations of misconduct and indiscipline.

The pair will miss the entire ODI series from three games in Australia, set to start Saturday at the SCG, followed by the New Zealand tour, with the BCCI going to name the substitutions in due course.

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A statement on the official BCCI website read: "The CoA (Committee of Administrators), in agreement with the BCCI, has decided to suspend Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul from playing any form of cricket after their comments on a TV show.

"The duo will now return to India and an investigation and prosecution will be done against them for misconduct and indiscipline conduct that are were initiated under rule 41 of the establishment of the BCCI.

"The duo is now called upon to provide an explanation as to why they should not be tried for misconduct and indiscipline under rule 41 of the BCCI constitution over a seven day period."

Ever since Pandya expressed remorse, writing on social media: "I would like to apologize to all those concerned that I might have hurt somehow.

" Honestly, I got a little dragged with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean disrespecting or hurting someone's feelings. Respect. "

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Before the first Saturday's ODI against Australia in Sydney, Captain Virat Kohli in India said the comments of Rahul and Pandya are not supported by their teammates. [19659003] "From the point of view of the Indian cricket team, any inappropriate commentary being made in that scenario is something we definitely do not support," Kohli told reporters. 19659003] "The two interested players understood what went wrong and understood the greatness. It has to hit anyone hard, it will surely understand things that have not gone well.

"These are purely individual opinions … we certainly, like the Indian cricket team, do not support points of view like this and that was communicated". The Kohli team has signed its first test victory in Australia this week when the fourth game ended in a draw.

"Surely not to undermine anything we have achieved," he said.

"You have to adapt to the situation, we have to go out there and play cricket … All these external factors will not derail our motivation or preparation for the World Cup."


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