CoA Finally Refers Pandya-Rahul Case to BCCI Ombudsman
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) running Indian cricket on Thursday, 7 March, referred the investigation into K L Rahul and Hardik Pandya's sexist remarks to the newly-appointed Ombudsman D K Jain, who will decide if the cricketers will get a punishment more severe than the already served provisional suspensions.
Rahul and Pandya were suspended for their loose talk on women on a popular TV show but their suspension was eventually revoked pending an inquiry to be conducted by a Supreme Court-appointed Ombudsman.
Both Pandya and Rahul were sent home from the tour of Australia following their controversial remarks which triggered a massive controversy, leading to their provisional suspension.
After their suspensions were revoked, Pandya joined the team in the middle of the New Zealand tour while Rahul, who had a disastrous tour of Australia, was told to play the home A series against England Lions.
Rahul is now part of the India ODI squad which is locked in a battle with Australia while Pandya is nursing a back injury.