Pandya-Rahul saga gets murkier with CoA officials placed at loggerheads

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspension comes at a time when the Indian team begins the build-up for the World Cup

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspension comes at a time when the Indian team begins the build-up for the World Cup

But at the same time, the World Cup is around the corner. The off the ground act of the players was deplorable. KL Rahul, who was way more polite and well-behaved than Hardik Pandya has got a lot of support on the internet after his unconditional apology. "I will keep away and leave it to you", Rai further added. They said some wrong things. We have shamed them by recalling them from an ongoing tour. We need to correct them and not bring their career to a cul de sac by indefinitely delaying a decision.

Vijay Shankar will play in the ODI series in Australia, starting from the second match in Adelaide on January 15, while Gill will join Vijay Shankar for the five-match ODI and three-match T20I series in New Zealand. "These misdemeanours require swift action, with a corrective approach".

The road to redemption for the duo could prove to be tricky.

Edulji has been firmly against Johri conducting the inquiry considering the "grave sexual allegations" against him a year ago.

"The CEO must fulfil his duty as per Rule 41 (C) and conduct the inquiry after receiving the explanation of the players".

But the Indian cricket board is in a conundrum over whom to appoint in the committee following the difference in opinion between members of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA). However, in the unlikely event of the Hon. "As the SC hearing is scheduled for 17th Jan, let the court be informed about this situation and let an Ombudsman be appointed by the court instead of taking a wrong step of appointing the ad hoc ombudsman, which is not as per the new constitution", she reportedly mentioned in her letter to Rai.

In an internal communication to BCCI COA member Diana Edulji, accessed by India Today, Chaudhary writes, "It must be noted that the comments such as the ones that have been made would definitely have painted a large, red target on the back of the players for potential recruiters for the organized syndicates who attempt to indulge in match-fixing across the globe".

In another development, acting BCCI president C.K. Khanna received requisitions from 10 state units demanding a Special General Meeting at the earliest.

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