BCCI issues showcause notice to cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for sexist remarks

Pandya's remarks were widely criticised by people who believed his comments were sexist and misogynistic.

The BCCI has issued a show-cause notice to cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul for their sexist remarks during their appearance at Koffee With Karan, a talk show hosted by Karan Johar.

“We have sent show cause notices to Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul for their comments. They have been given 24 hours to give an explanation,” Chairman of the Committee of Administrators of the BCCI, Vinod Rai, told PTI. As per reports, the BCCI is also considering barring cricketers from such shows.

Pandya took to Twitter on Wednesday to apologise for the comments he had made on the show. He said, “After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect.”

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

In the show, Pandya had boasted about sleeping with women and he had spoken of them in a disrespectful tone. At one point, he said in response to a question, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.”

When asked what happened if two people liked the same women, Rahul replied that it was up to the woman. But Pandya said, “Nahi nahi aisa kuch nahi hai, talent pe hota hai. Jisko mila woh leke jao. It is on talent.” Pandya’s remarks were widely criticised by people who believed his comments were sexist and misogynistic.

While some people were offended by his remarks on women, cricket fans were furious that the cricketers had declared Virat Kohli a better batsman than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who is worshipped as a God of the game by almost every Indian cricket fan.

The BCCI has taken a good step in issuing a show-cause notice to the two cricketers over the remarks, many people think. After the incident, the Board is considering banning cricketers from appearing on such shows. Pandya’s comments were out of order and reflect poorly on the whole team. Well-wishers of the game believe that Cricket provides sufficient scope for controversies, the whole team should be spared those generated by extremely unproductive talk shows.


Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Twitter locks account of True Indology as it exposed NDTV’s distorted claims of communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir

Questioning the so-called Hindu-Muslim harmony in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, True Indology said that one-dimensional harmony of Hindus towards Muslims meant ethnic cleansing.
Amethi: Here is what Rahul Gandhi did in 10 years and Smriti did in 4 years

Analysis of the development of Amethi: 10 years of Rahul Gandhi vs 4 years of Smriti Irani

If such massive nations like Dubai and Singapore can be built in 20 years then why Amethi can’t be made into a world class constituency, either by Rahul Gandhi or Smriti Irani

Mamata Banerjee govt’s reason to block Amit Shah’s chopper landing don’t hold up, Airport not under construction: Report

The TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government has denied permission for BJP President Amit Shah's chopper to land in the Malda Airport
Exclusive: Read full details of criminal defamation filed by Vivek Doval against Caravan Magazine and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

Read full details of the criminal defamation case filed by Ajit Doval’s son, Vivek Doval against Congress’ Jairam Ramesh and Caravan Magazine

Read exclusive details of the criminal defamation case filed by Vivek Doval, son of Ajit Doval against Caravan Magazine and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

In Congress-ruled Madhya Pradesh, third BJP leader found murdered within a week

This is third such murder of a BJP worker in Madhya Pradesh within a week.

AAP IT cell faces humiliation over their old tweets as Kejriwal joins hands with Sharad Pawar

After the infamous 'Lalu-hug', Kejriwal was found hobnobbing with NCP's Sharad Pawar, whom Kejriwal has accused of hoarding black money

Congress leader Natwar Singh rejects Rahul Gandhi’s candidature for the PM post

Natwar Singh has proposed Mayawati’s PM candidature as the strongest among the opposition parties.

Media spreads half-truths about central government debt under Modi

On January 19th 2018, several media houses reported how the central government debt had increased massively under the Modi government

Pallavi Ghosh does a Rahul Gandhi while talking about Uri box office collection and Twitter can’t stop laughing

News18 journalist trolled for wrong box office number in her tweet.

Vivek Doval files criminal defamation case against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, Caravan Magazine editor and reporter

Vivek Doval, son of NSA Ajit Doval has filed a criminal defamation complaint against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief of Caravan Magazine and Caravan Magazine reporter Kaushal Sharoff

Latest articles

Connect with us

128,818FansLike
104,941FollowersFollow
10,744SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these