Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Fined Rs 20 Lakh For Their Sexist Comments

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Fined Rs 20 Lakh For Their Sexist Comments

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Fined Rs 20 Lakh For Their Sexist Comments

New Delhi : The BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain has fined Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, Rs 20 lakh each for their sexist comments on a popular TV chat show. Justice DK Jain wrote, in the order published on the official BCCI website that no further action will be taken against Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, who have already served a provisional suspension and tendered an unconditional apology for their loose comments on women.

The players were directed to play a fine of Rs 20 lakh each that included a payment of Rs 1 lakh each to "each of the most deserving widows of ten constables in para-military forces who have lost their lives while on duty, through 'Bharat Ke Veer App".

They were also instructed to deposit Rs 10 lakh each in the fund "created by the Cricket Association for the blind".

All payments are to be made within four weeks from the date of the order -- April 19, 2019.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court-appointed Ombudsman had issued notices to Pandya and Rahul to appear for deposition for their controversial comments on 'Koffee with Karan'.    

The Committee of Administration had provisionally suspended Pandya and Rahul for their remarks before the suspension was lifted pending an inquiry by the Ombudsman.    

After their remarks, both the players faced a lot of backlash.
 
The controversial episode was aired in the first week of January, triggering outrage, which prompted the COA to call the duo back from the tour of Australia, handing them provisional suspensions.

The two tendered unconditional apologies and their ban was provisionally lifted pending inquiry. Once Jain assumed his role, the COA handed over the matter to Ombudsman for the completion of inquiry.

The two players have also spoken publicly on the incident, recalling one of the toughest phases of their respective careers.