Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Indian cricket players are suspended ahead of the national team's one-day international with Australia over sexist remarks

India is a puritanical country

India's historic cricket tour of Australia has been marred by controversy with two players suspended from duties over sexist comments on a TV chat show.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman Lokesh (KL) Rahul were handed the bans by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday.

'The CoA in accordance with the BCCI has decided to suspend Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul from playing any form of cricket after their comments on a TV show,' a statement said.

Both Pandya and Rahul appeared on Koffee with Karan a show which encourages stars to open up about their personal lives, which aired on January 6, as India wrapped up a convincing Test victory over Australia in Sydney.

Pandya bragged about his prowess with women, saying, 'You are just watching and observing how they move… I have to see how they move first,' he said.

He also told a story about an incident where he was out with his parents at a party and told them about a woman he had previously had a 'scene' with.

'And I actually had to tell them. This one. This one. This one,' he said, before revealing how he boasted to his parents about losing his virginity.

While Rahul did not make comments as seemingly crude, he found himself caught up in the backlash on social media and is left to explain himself to the BCCI.

The BCCI statement said both offending players were initially hit with a notice which led them to respond with an apology.



Anonymous said...

Some people do not have the good sense to keep their mouths shut.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Typical liberals all mouth and no mind so now every word that whinging little snowflakes find offensive must be banned so it wont hurt their silly little feelings and make them cry