The much-awaited judgement on controversial duo Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul has finally been disclosed as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman DK Jain announced to impose the fine of Rs 20 lakh each on both the alleged cricketers who passed inappropriate comments in a chat show namely ‘Koffee with Karan’. The star cricketers have to donate Rs 1 lakh each from the payable amount to 10 widows of constables who lost their lives on duty in paramilitary forces and rest of the Rs 10 lakh has to be deposited in the fund created by Cricket Association for blind people.
The former justice, Jain said on the development, “if both the players fail to do so within four weeks from the date of the receipt of the order, the Board of Control for Cricket in India might deduct the said amount from the match fees payable to the players”. He also added, “no further action will be taken against Pandya and Rahul, who has already served a provisional suspension and tendered an unconditional apology for their loose comments on women”.
BCCI Ombudsman directs KL Rahul & Hardik Pandya to pay Rs1,00,000 each to families of 10 constables in para-military forces who have lost their lives on duty & Rs 10,00,000 in the fund created by Cricket Association for the blind,for promotion of game for the blind,within 4 weeks https://t.co/Ju7Zgvwsit
— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
Pandya and Rahul who have been selected in the 15-men squad of India for ICC World Cup 2019, will be able to focus on their performances for upcoming grand cricket event after depositing the directed amount.
Currently, both the cricketers are playing for their respective franchises in ongoing Indian Premier League tournament, Hardik Pandya has been representing Mumbai Indians while KL Rahul is playing for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Earlier, this month the pair was summoned by Ombudsman to appear for deposition for their inappropriate gestures during ‘Koffee With Karan season 6’. Not only this, they were also suspended provisionally by Committee of Administrators (CoA) for their nasty comments as the young players represent Indian Cricket team and many youngsters look up to them as their idols.