News International – India suspend Pandya, Rahul over comments on women

NEW DELHI: India on Friday suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman Lokesh Rahul over comments made about women on a TV show and could force them to leave the team’s Australia tour, a cricket board source told AFP.

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  • India suspend Pandya, Rahul over comments on women NEW DELHI: India on Friday suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman Lokesh Rahul over comments made about women on a TV show and could force them to leave the team’s Australia tour, a cricket board source told AFP.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has told the team management that the duo will not play in at least the first of three One-day Internationals in Sydney on Saturday while a full inquiry is launched.
  • “Both Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry over their misogynist remarks in a TV chat show,” the source said.Both could be ordered back to India, the source added, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement.
  • Pandya, who was in the squad that beat Australia for the first time in an away Test series, boasted on the TV celebrity show about his success with multiple women.
  • Pandya, 25, has apologised for his conduct, but BCCI administrator Vinod Rai has suggested a two-match ban for both players.


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