CoA lifts suspension on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday lifted the suspension on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.

The two players were suspended and sent home from the Australia tour for their sexist comments on a TV show named Koffee with Karan.

“In exercise of Rule 41(6) of the Constitution of BCCI, the CoA on January 11 had suspended Pandya and 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 said in a statement.

“Since the adjudication of all allegations of misconduct against any cricketer registered with, inter alia, the BCCI is required to be 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 statement added.

“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,” it further stated.

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