BCCI issues show cause notice to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their comments on Koffee With Karan

After Hardik Pandya’s controversial comments on Koffee With Karan, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now also contemplating barring players from appearing on non-cricket shows. Also, Pandya and KL Rahul have been asked to submit their statement within 24 hours


Ever since the Koffee With Karan (KWK) episode with the Indian cricketers, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul aired, the two cricketers have been receiving flak after Hardik Pandya made controversial statements and passed lewd comments against women. After receiving criticism from people across Internet, now the duo has landed in serious trouble as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued a show cause notice to Pandya and Rahul for their comments on the talk show hosted by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar.

The move from BCCI comes hours after the all-rounder tweeted a statement where he apologised for his comments after he was slammed for his sexist comments on KWK. While narrating his story, Pandya's views on some subjects drew flak for him on social media. The fans criticised the Baroda all-rounder for his certain remarks on women.

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We have sent show cause notices to Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul for their comments. They have been given 24 hours to give an explanation," said the Chairman of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) BCCI, Vinod Rai.

Prior to BCCI sending a notice to them, Pandya took to Twitter and said,

"After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect."

Recalling about his past experiences, the 25-year-old had said on the show amongst his several comments,

"I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move."

Accordingly, BCCI is now also having a discussion to bar the cricketers from attending and appearing on non-cricket shows.

A senior BCCI official even went on to state that despite Pandya being an international cricketer, he had behaved like an immature person and had given irresponsible comments on the talk show. Therefore, he said that his apology on Twitter was not enough and it was necessary that a cricketer of his stature would understand his duties.