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Rai recommends 2-ODI ban for Pandya, Rahul; Edulji seeks legal view

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Committee of Rai Thursday recommended a two-ODI ban on players and KL Rahul for their controversial comments on women in a TV show but fellow member has referred the matter to the legal cell.

Pandya's comments, slammed as misogynistic and sexist, drew a lot of flak from all corners, prompting to issue a show cause notice on Wednesday. The all-rounder, in response, said he was sincerely regretful and would not repeat the behaviour.

"I am not convinced with Hardik's explanation and I have recommended a two-match ban for both players. However the final decision will be taken once Diana gives her go ahead," Rai told

On the show, boasted about hooking up with multiple women and also how open he has been about it with his parents.

are scheduled to start a three-match ODI series against from Saturday.

Rahul, the more restrained of the two in the show hosted by film-maker Johar, has not yet reacted to the The two players were given 24 hours to explain themselves by the BCCI.

"Diana has sought legal opinion whether the duo can be banned. So, obviously a decision will be taken once she gives her nod. As far as I am concerned, the comments were crass, in bad taste and unacceptable," Rai said.

It is learnt that Edulji has also sought the opinion of BCCI CK Khanna, and on the issue.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 12:26 IST
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