Pandya-Rahul appeal for ‘unconditional apology’
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul tendered ‘unconditional’ apology for their sexist comments in the popular Television show ‘Koffee With Karan.’
On Monday, Pandya and Rahul sought for an unconditional apology for their inappropriate attitude on a popular talk show after being bashed by suspension and showcause notices.
The apology have come in the meantime when Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai said via an email issued to the BCCI that the Board of Control for Cricket in India should correct the two players rather than ending their careers.
Despite the apologies tendered by the duo, 10 BCCI units demanded a Special General Meeting (SGM) to appoint an ombudsman for carrying out an inquiry in this regard.
“Yes, Hardik and Rahul have submitted their reply to the fresh showcause notices that were served to them. They have tendered unconditional apology. The CoA chief has instructed the CEO to conduct an inquiry as per clause 41 (c) of the new BCCI constitution,” a senior BCCI official told PTI as quoted by the Times of India.
“Please be assured that the desire to conduct the inquiry is not a desire to ‘cover up’. The interest of cricket in India has to be kept in mind. The off the ground act of the players was deplorable. It was crass as I said immediately after reading the comments,” Rai wrote in the aforementioned email.
“It is our responsibility to reprimand them, take corrective action, sensitize them of their misdemeanor and then get them back on to the ground once they have suffered the consequences,” he further added.