Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Suspended Over Remarks
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry into their sexist comments on women during Koffee with Karan. "Both Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry," Rai said.
According to a source, they will be issued fresh show cause notices.
"Whether it will be an internal committee of the BCCI or an ad hoc ombudsman who will conduct an inquiry, is yet to be ascertained," the official said.
"The Indian team management will take a call on whether they would want to keep the two with the team or send them back. There is a school of thought that they be kept with the team as the backlash back home could be severe but majority in BCCI brass is against the decision," he added.
If Hardik and Rahul are asked to comeback from Australia, Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey will be in line to replace them. "It won't be surprising if two from Vijay Shankar, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey or Rishabh Pant are flown Down Under," the source said.