Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
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Virat Kohli: We don't support 'inappropriate' team-mate comments

Virat Kohli: We don't support 'inappropriate' team-mate comments

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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended until a pending investigation is done, considering their controversial comments on the controversial show, Koffee With Karan.

Pandya has since apologised on social media but the pair could be banned by India's cricket board.

"Considering that the inquiry process against the concerned players has commenced and is pending, it is open for the COA to suspend the concerned players (along with their privileges and benefits) pending enquiry and proceeding into the charges of misconduct until final adjudication", the legal team said in its email to the CoA, the office bearers and the BCCI's professional management.

Pandya and Rahul were speaking on popular celebrity talk show Koffee with Karan, which is hosted by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar.

Pandya spoke about "hook ups" with several women and said he liked to observe women at bars or night clubs.


The BCCI have asked Pandya and KL Rahul - who was also part of the show - to explain their comments, with Pandya apologising on social media soon after.

Indian captain Virat Kohli has distanced himself from what he believes were "inappropriate" comments made by teammates Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul who could reportedly be banned for up to two matches after their sexist remarks on Indian television. In no way did I mean any disrespect or to hurt anyone's sentiments.

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After the Test series victory, India are now scheduled to play a three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Australia. BCCI's legal team had observed that the show cause notice sent to the players by CEO Rahul Johri was not legally viable. "As I said I am a little from the black side (influenced by West Indies culture) so I have to see how they (women) move first". It does nothing to the spirit that we've been able to create within the changeroom and these are purely individual opinions and something as I said which is inappropriate.

"Definitely it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right".

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