Hardik – Rahul issue to be referred to ombudsman on Thursday
BCCI Committee of Administrators are all set to refer the Hardik – Rahul issue to ombudsman on Thursday.
Board for Control of Cricket in India ombudsman D.K. Jain is set to get the Hardik Pandya-K.L. Rahul matter referred to him officially by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul faced some serious troubles during the previous month following their controversial comments on a tv show called Koffee with Karan.
After all the debates and arguments, BCCI decided to handover the case to the ombudsman to make the final call on the issue. But the procedure was in a long stay due to the lack of ombudsmen and now BCCI has handed over it to the ombudsman named D.K.Jain.
The CoA had issued a statement which read: “The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had, by emails dated 11.01.2019 and in exercise of Rule 41(6) of the Constitution of BCCI suspended Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul in view of the allegations of misconduct against them, pending adjudication of the allegations under Rule 46 of the approved BCCI Constitution.
“Since the adjudication of all allegations of misconduct against any cricketer registered with, inter alia, the BCCI is required to be undertaken by the BCCI Ombudsman, whose appointment is pending directions of the Supreme Court, the CoA is the of the view that the interim suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 should be presently lifted with immediate effect.
“The above matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of Amicus Curiae P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman.”