Cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were on Wednesday issued showcause notices by the BCCI for their comments on women on chat show Koffee With Karan that triggered massive outrage and might prompt the Board to bar players from such appearances.
The notice from BCCI came hours after Pandya apologised for making remarks, which were construed as misogynist and sexist, on celebrity chat show Koffee With Karan. Pandya issued a statement saying he got “carried away by the nature of the show”.
'We have sent showcause notices to Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul for their comments. They have been given 24 hours to give an explanation,' Chairman of the Committee of Administrators that runs the BCCI, Vinod Rai, told media.
Pandya might have finally realised what he said did not go down well with his fans and followers of the popular talk show and took to Twitter to apologise for his comments.
'After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way.
'Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect,' Pandya posted on Twitter.