KL Rahul to depose before BCCI Ombudsman
Mumbai [India], Apr 10 (ANI): Indian batsman KL Rahul, will depose before Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ombudsman DK Jain in Mumbai on Wednesday for making sexist comments on a TV show.
While Hardik Pandya, who accompanied the 26-year old in the show, deposed before Jain on Tuesday. Both the youngsters appeared on a popular TV chat show, Koffee with Karan, hosted by Karan Johar where they, in an episode aired in January, made misogynistic comments which attracted a lot of criticism.
Amid the backlash from fans, COA called the duo back from the tour of Australia and handed them a provisional suspension which was then lifted on January 23.
Pandya also issued an apology on twitter saying, “After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in a way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect of hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect.”
Rahul’s availability for the April 10 fixture against the Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) hangs in the balance as Rahul’s hearing is set for April 10. (ANI)