Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been fined by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman DK Jain an amount of rupees 20 lakh each for disparaging comments on women on ‘Koffee with Karan’ chat show.
The BCCI Ombudsman has ordered both the cricketers to pay 1 lakh rupees to ten widows of the shaheed jawans on the “Bharat ke Veer” web application. The rest money will be credited to the Blind Cricket Association.
The order issued by Justice DK Jain has given four weeks time for the payment of the fine penalised on the cricketers, if unwilling to pay the decided amount will be cut from their match fees.
Earlier, both the cricketers were handed 2-match ODI ban and a permanent ban on the cricketers was later called off by the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators after they apologised before the BCCI board.
Pandya, the more pro-active one on the chat show had also tweeted his apology, “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 and Rahul are among the 15-member 2019 World Cup squad.