Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended by India’s cricket board after comments about women on a television show. The ban is with immediate effect and the pair have been told to return home from the tour of Australia to explain themselves.
Pandya has since apologised, saying he “got carried away with the show”. The BCCI said “an enquiry and proceedings will be made against them for misconduct and indiscipline”. Pandya, 25, and Rahul, 26, were speaking on popular celebrity talk show Koffee with Karan, which is hosted by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar. The chat show is in its sixth season and this was the first time cricketers have appeared on the sofa.