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Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul must get strong punishment like Smith-Warner: BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry

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The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary has pushed for robust punishment for cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul following their controversial remarks towards ladies on a TV chat present.

Chaudhry mentioned {that a} two-match suspension as prompt by Supreme Courtroom-appointed Committee of Administrator (CoA) member Vinod Rai is merely a ‘stop-gap association’ contemplating that the CoA had banned Australian cricketer Steve Smith and David Warner for a whole IPL season following an enormous ball-tampering scandal, final 12 months.

He additional acknowledged that gamers ought to be allowed to re-join the group after going by means of a ‘correct sensitisation’ along with serving the ban given.

“So far as the quantum of the punishment is worried if the gamers are discovered responsible as per the procedures laid down within the Guidelines and Laws, protecting in view the above components and discussions, a two-match suspension appears to be merely a stop-gap association particularly contemplating that the CoA had banned Mr Smith and Mr Warner for a season,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Chaudhary, as saying.

“The gamers should be instantly suspended pending a correct inquiry and should be allowed to hitch the group (if chosen) solely as soon as they’ve gone by means of a correct sensitisation along with serving a ban if imposed upon them,” he added.

Earlier, CoA member Vinod Rai had prompt a two-match suspension for the gamers and had requested one other CoA member Diana Eduljji to recommend penalty. Although Pandya had apologised for his feedback in the course of the present, Rai mentioned that ‘no apology might cowl’ the feedback made on the chat present.

“I’ve seen the remarks made by these two gamers on the present in print right now,” Rai wrote on Thursday. 

“Very crass. No apology can cowl it. I had requested Diana to recommend penalty as a result of I had not seen the clip. I believe we have to give each of them a two-match suspension,” Rai mentioned.

Pandya, who shared the sofa with teammate KL Rahul on the most recent episode of Karan Johar’s present, confronted backlash for what netizens termed ‘sexist’ and ‘disrespectful’ remarks on ladies.

On the present, he bragged about not asking the names of ladies at events and the way he watched them transfer on the dance flooring.

Later, Pandya took to social media and apologised for the incident saying he “might have gotten a bit carried away with the character of the present”. 

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