Problems of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their “misogynist” remarks are growing more than the expected. First, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to ban them for a few matches, then someone called for an inquiry against them and now even Hotstar has taken down the show.
The original page where the show was hosted is showing ‘404 - page not found’ which means that the content is removed from the page.
Hardik Pandya’s comments got a lot of backlash from social media for perpetrating misogynism.
Pandya, however, apologized for his behavior. In a letter posted on Social Media, Pandy wrote, “After reflecting on my comments in Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologize to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way.
Honestly, I got carried away a bit with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect.”
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai said that despite the apology, BCCI should take action against the players.
“I have recommended a two-match ban for both players. However, the final decision will be taken once Diana gives her to go ahead,” he said.
BCCI treasurer, on the other hand, called for an inquiry to find out whether or not the two sought permission from the BCCI to appear on the show.
"The provisions of the earlier contracts and the practice in place would have required these contracted players to seek permission to appear on the show. Was such permission sought? Was such permission granted? If so, by whom?
In any case, the entire team and support staff must go through a sensitization process. The CEO may join them in the sensitization as well as recommended by Ms. Veena Gowda, Advocate,” said Anirudh Choudhary, the treasurer of BCCI.