Vinod Rai recommends 2-ODI ban for Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul

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Koffee with Karan Season 6's most talked about episode has been the latest one, which featured Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.

The backlash is so severe that even Hotstar, the digital streaming platform that aired the episode, has pulled it down following the controversy.

Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are in danger of facing a two-match ban as Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators chief, Vinod Rai recommended punishment for the two star cricketers.

India captain Virat Kohli Friday distanced his team from controversial comments deemed sexist by all-rounder Hardik Pandya on a TV chat show that sparked social media outrage.

CoA member, Diana Edulji said, "It will be imperative that the players (Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul) be put under suspension till a further course of action is decided for this misconduct as was done in the case of CEO when he was sent on leave in the sexual harassment matter". The Indian cricketers also had to face the rage of the BCCI who issued them show cause notices for their derogatory comments made on women in the show.

Pandya, whose remarks on Koffee with Karan were criticised as sexist, apologised for his remarks in a Twitter post, saying he got "carried away by the nature" of the Karan Johar-hosted show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. "I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move". "The two players concerned have realised what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what has happened", he said. Rahul has not yet reacted to the social media storm.

Team India is also scheduled to travel to New Zealand after the three-match series down under and will be playing 5 ODIs and three T20Is before returning home in the second week of February.

"Yesterday, and some time before that as well, we have all been waiting for a decision by the board". "We, as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers, do not support such views", Kohli said ahead of the first ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

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