Vinod Rai recommends 2-ODI ban for Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul


He also took the opportunity to distance himself from the comments made by Pandya and Rahul.

While a decision from the BCCI over the extent of the bans for both Hardik and KL Rahul remains pending, the cricketers' immediate future in the team also hangs in balance.

When the host of the show asked him why didn't he ask women their name in a club, Pandya responded by saying, "I like to watch and observe how they (women) move".

Facing major backlash on social media, Pandya quickly took to his Twitter account and sent out an apology where he said that he got "a bit carried away" and that he did not "mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments".

"I made an appearance on the chat show where I have made certain statements without realising that these could be disrespectful and offend sensitivities of viewers for which I am sincerely regretful", stated Pandya's response, as quoted by PTI. BCCI said that Hardik has not been respectful and mindful to his responsibilities as an global cricketer and had made extremely problematic statements on important issues like being respectful towards women.

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 trained to avoid in ICC ACSU briefings.

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On Thursday, Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai had recommended a two-ODI ban for the duo.

"I have seen the remarks made by these two players on the show in print today". "Very crass. No apology can cover it. I think we need to give both of them a two-match suspension", Rai told IANS over email.

"At a party, my parents asked me, 'Acha tera wala kaun sa hai [Which women are yours]?" Hardik is presently in Australia along with the Indian cricket team where they have won a historic Test series against Australia.

Terming the comments "inappropriate", the 30-year-old skipper said the belief in the dressing room is completely different from the individual comments of the two young players.

Kohli added that the two players "have understood the magnitude of what's happened".