It seems trouble is not over for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their sexist comments on Koffee With Karan. The Supreme Court-appointed BCCI Ombudsman Justice DK Jain has issued notices to them to appear for deposition.
Rahul and Pandya, who are currently part of their franchises in the ongoing Indian Premier League, were provisionally suspended by the COA for their remarks before the ban was lifted pending inquiry.
“I have issued notices last week to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul asking them to appear for deposition,” Justice Jain told PTI on Monday.
However, it will tough for them considering their hectic IPL schedule and the role they play for respective IPL teams. “Both are playing IPL and the itinerary is packed with back to back matches and a grueling travel schedule,” a BCCI official said.
The Ombudsman has made it clear that they need to appear for deposition if KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya want to resolve the issue.
“As per principles of natural justice, I need to hear their side. It’s up to them now to decide when they want to appear,” Justice Jain said.