Hardik, Rahul depose before Ombudsman

With an eye on India’s selection for the World Cup, Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul deposed before the BCCI Ombudsman, D.K. Jain, in connection with their loose comments on the opposite sex during a television chat show earlier this year.

Days after the show was aired in January, Rahul and Hardik received a backlash for their controversial comments on women. As a result, they were sent back mid-way from India’s tour Down Under following a suspension by the Committee of Administrators.

While the suspension was lifted pending inquiry ahead of the home series against Australia in March, the duo was summoned by Jain soon after his appointment last month. The duo deposed before the Ombudsman over the last two days.

While Hardik appeared before Jain on Tuesday, Rahul was questioned by the Ombudsman on Wednesday morning.

With India’s squad for the World Cup set to be picked on April 15, the verdict on the duo is expected later this week.


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