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Posted at: Jan 12, 2019, 6:46 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2019, 10:06 AM (IST)

Pandya, Rahul sent home from Oz

Suspended pending BCCI probe over comments on women

New Delhi/Sydney, January 11

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul will be sent home on the first available flight from Australia as the BCCI suspended them today for their outrage-evoking comments on women, hours after the duo’s on-field leader Virat Kohli expressed his disapproval.

The under-fire players have been suspended pending an inquiry into their sexist comments on a TV show, ruling them out of the three-match ODI series against Australia beginning Saturday.

“Both Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry,” said Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai. A few hours later, it was confirmed that a decision had been taken to send them home.

“If they can book tickets then tomorrow they will be leaving (for India) or latest by day after,” an official said. He added that at this point, their chances of making it to the squad for the New Zealand tour were also “bleak”.

The “Koffee with Karan” episode featuring the two has since been taken down by the channel’s online platform. On the show, Pandya had boasted about hooking up with multiple women and being open about it with his parents. Rahul was, however, a shade more restrained in his responses on relationships and women. —  PTI


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