The Committee of Administrators (COA) has requested the Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman over the matter of suspended cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The Indian cricket team’s duo were suspended for their sexist remarks on a TV show. Also Read - Ahead of Talks, SC Panel Member Says Will Seek Views of Farmers, Stakeholders on Farm Laws
The Supreme Court has now listed the matter for hearing next week. Also Read - India's Predicted Squad For England Test Series: Kohli, Ishant Set to Return; Shami, Jadeja And Vihari Unavailable
Following their remarks, both the stars and Hardik Pandya, in particular, faced the heat on social media and have also resulted in losing sponsorships. Their fate now depends on the decision that will be taken by the Supreme Court next week. Also Read - Brisbane Weather Forecast For 4th Test Day 5: Will Rain Play Spoilsport During India vs Australia Match at The Gabba, Start Time, Match Predictions
Earlier, Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli also made it clear that controversial comments of the nature made by Pandya and Rahul are not acceptable and their personal opinions are not the view of the Indian team.
“We as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers don’t align with those views, those were individual opinions,” Kohli said at a press conference ahead of the first ODI against Australia in Sydney.
After the cricketers tendered an unconditional apology, COA Chairman Vinod Rai had suggested a two-match ban for them stating that the duo had gotten carried away due to their inexperience and they deserved a proper hearing on the matter.
A delay in not appointing an ombudsman to investigate the complaint could result in their omission from the upcoming New Zealand tour as well.