Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul tender unconditional apology for their comments on Koffee with Karan
Both of them were served with fresh show-cause notices.
Updated - Jan 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are in the news for all the wrong reasons ever since their comments on Koffee with Karan have come under the scanner. The BCCI has suspended them pending inquiry and also issued fresh show-cause notices to the duo to justify themselves. However, in response, both of them have tendered unconditional apologies for their wrongdoings on the show.
Moreover, reportedly, the two Committee of Administrators (CoA) members are not on the same page which has led to the 10 BCCI units demanding a Special General Meeting to appoint an ombudsman for an inquiry. On the other hand, Diana Edulji is in favour of inquiry being carried out by the CoA and the office-bearers.
BCCI official confirms the apology
“Yes, Hardik and Rahul have submitted their reply to the fresh show-cause notices that were served to them. They have tendered an 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 was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
While Edulji feared a ‘cover-up’ in the controversy, Vinod Rai, the CoA chief, in an e-mail to her cleared that the BCCI is not behind ending the careers of two cricketers.
“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. It is our responsibility to reprimand them, take corrective action, sensitise them of their misdemeanour and then get them back on to the ground once they have suffered the consequences,” the e-mail read.