Mumbai: Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul will be joining Team India after the huge controversies. While Hardik Pandya will be playing against New Zealand and KL Rahul is been included in India A squad that is five one-day games against England Lions in Thiruvananthapuram, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
On Thursday, the BCCI issued a release proclaiming the decision was taken following the Committee of Adminstrators’ (CoA) decision to life the bans on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul by the Senior selection committee.
As per the release Hardik Pandya will be sent to New Zealand to join the team and KL Rahul will join India A squad to play the last 3 one-day games against England Lions.
Previously, Supreme Court has selected Committee of Administrators (CoA) on the suspension of cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul with immediate effect.
In a statement, the CoA, said that the negotiation of all the allegations of misconduct against any cricketer is required to be taken by the BCCI since the appointment of an ombudsman is pending, they decided to “presently lift” the suspension of Pandya and Rahul.
“Since the adjudication of all allegations of misconduct against any cricketer registered with, inter alia, the BCCI is required to be undertaken by the BCCI Ombudsman, whose appointment is pending directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, the CoA is the of the view that the interim suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 should be presently lifted with immediate effect,” the statement read.
The committee took the decision with the concurrence of amicus curiae P.S. Narasimha who was elected to assist BCCI in the case following the withdrawal of senior advocate Gopal Subramanium from the position.
Rahul and Pandya were suspended from cricket for their misbehavior against women. They termed ‘sexist’ and disrespectful’ remarks on women at a celebrity chat show ‘Coffee with Karan.’
On January 9, all-rounder apologize the incident on social media stating he “may have got a bit carried away with the nature of the show”.