Pandya to join team in New Zealand, Rahul included in India A squad

Tags: India tour of New Zealand 2019, India, New Zealand, Hardik Himanshu Pandya, Kannaur Lokesh Rahul

Published on: Jan 25, 2019

Following the lifting of the bans, Hardik Pandya has been asked to join the Indian team in New Zealand while KL Rahul has been included in the India A squad which is taking on England Lions in 5 one-day games at Thiruvananthapuram.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) informed about the same through a press release. Earlier, the CoA decided to lift the bans on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The Indian cricketers were banned for their controversial views on women in Koffee with Karan TV show.

"The Committee of Administrators ("CoA") had, by emails dated 11.01.2019, and in exercise of Rule 41(6) of the Constitution of BCCI, suspended Mr. Hardik Pandya and Mr. K.L. Rahul in view of the allegations of misconduct against them, pending adjudication of the allegations under Rule 46 of the approved BCCI Constitution," the CoA release said.

The adjudication of all allegations of misconduct against any cricketer registered with, inter alia, the BCCI is required to "Sincebe undertaken by the BCCI Ombudsman, whose appointment is pending directions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, the CoA is the of the view that the interim suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 should be presently lifted with immediate effect.

"The above matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, Mr. P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman," the release added.

Pandya and Rahul were sent home from Australia in wake of the controversy.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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