Pandya, Rahul fined by ombudsman for talk-show comments

KL Rahul and Hardik PandyaThe duo missed five one-day internationals each as part of a provisional ban, which was later lifted, and have been included in India's 15-member squad for the May 30-July 14 World CupIndia all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul have been each ordered to pay 2m rupees (about $29,000) towards charity within a month for their comments about women in a television chat-show, a board (BCCI) ombudsman has ruled. Indian cricket administrators recalled Pandya and Rahul from a tour of Australia and charged them with misconduct and indiscipline after remarks condemned on social media as sexist, racist and misogynist. The duo missed five one-day internationals each as part of a provisional ban, which was later lifted, and have been included in India's 15-member squad for the May 30-July 14 World Cup. In his order, BCCI ombudsman Justice DK Jain said he took into account the CoA's view that due to the five matches the players missed due to the provisional ban, they lost out on earnings of about 3 million rupees. India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul have been fined for "sexist, disrespectful and racist" comments made on a television chat show: https://t.co/zwPAZiJQm5 pic.twitter.com/kfAPR2oH3C — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 20, 2019The talk-show went viral, prompting outrage on social media with some users demanding a life ban, while others called for the cricketers' lucrative contracts for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be torn up.

April 20, 2019 14:26 UTC


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