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SportIndian cricketers Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul set to be suspended for sexist comments

14:56  11 january  2019
14:56  11 january  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are reportedly facing two-match bans after making sexist comments on a television program in their home country.

The all-rounder and batsman are currently in Sydney ahead of Saturday's first of three one-day games against Australia, but it is unknown if they will be available for selection in the team's final XI.

During an episode of talk show Koffee with Karan that was televised in India last Sunday, Pandya sparked outrage with his remarks about women in nightclubs.

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KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya appeared on Koffee with Karan. Image Credit: Instagram.

KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have a chat after the game BCCI. Chaudhry raised concerns about the permissions taken by the players before appearing on the show, the disrepute it brought to other Indian cricketers and about how these comments leave them open to honeytraps that players are

"You are just watching and observing how they move," the 25-year-old said.

"As I said, I am a little from the black side, so I have to see how they move first."

Pandya also revealed how he told his parents about losing his virginity.

Rahul, meanwhile, recounted being caught by his parents with condoms in his pocket as a teenager.

The 26-year-old Rahul wasn't expected to play at the SCG but Pandya was considered a lock to bat in the middle-order and bowl his seamers.

Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul set to be suspended for sexist comments © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited The pair has been handed show-cause notices by the BCCI and a formal decision regarding any suspensions will reportedly be made on Friday evening (AEDT).

Indian captain Virat Kohli fronted the media earlier at the SCG and clearly stated that his side was not on board with what occurred.

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India cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul found themselves on a sticky wicket after social media erupted in fury following their comments on CoA member Diana Edulji is understood to be livid with Pandya ’s statements on the show and wanted the duo to be handed a ban of one or more matches.

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“From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don’t support," Kohli said.

"The two concerned players felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what’s happened."

While Kohli conceded the scandal has "hit hard", he was confident India's preparation for the one-dayers would not be disrupted.

"This changes nothing in terms of our beliefs in the change room," he said.

"It does nothing to the spirit that we’ve been able to create within the changeroom and these are purely individual opinions and something which as I said is in an inappropriate space.

“We definitely, as the Indian cricket team, don't support views like that."

Pandya offered an apology via Twitter on Tuesday.

"After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way," Pandya wrote.

"Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show.

"In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect.”

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