Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul recently received a lot a criticism. This is because of their misogynist comments on the talk show Koffee With Karan.
Ever since the incident happened, both the cricketers were suspended from playing cricket. They were flown back home from the mid-way of the Australian tour.
Because of their suspension they couldn’t play the limited-overs series against New Zealand. The Supreme Court decided to appoint the Ombudsman on February 5, who will inquire about the case.
Now after so many days both the players have got some delightful news. According to reports from Times of India, the CoA have decided to lift the ban until the appointment of the Ombudsman next month.
The lifting of the suspension meant that the cricketers are now allowed to play. It will now be seen if the players are immediately called for the remainder of the ongoing New Zealand series.
The statement from BCCI regarding the upliftment of the ban read:
The decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, Mr. 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.
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Will Pandya play against New Zealand?
On the other hand after this revelation was made, another report in India Today suggested that Pandya will join the national team in New Zealand.
Skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the last two ODIs and the full T20I series. The addition of the fast-bowling all-rounder will serve as an excellent replacement in the squad.
Meanwhile KL Rahul might also eye a comeback to the national team. He might play in the ongoing Ranji Trophy for his domestic side Karnataka.
But that depends totally on the fact if Karnataka makes it to the finals. Currently they are playing in the semi-finals against Vidarbha and are not in a good position after the first day.