KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya fined Rs. 20 lakh each for sexist remarks on popular talk show

Cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on Saturday were fined INR₹ 20 lakh each by the Cricket regulatory in India, BCCI for their sexist comments on a chat show. The order published on the official BCCI website, Justice DK Jain wrote that no further action will be taken against Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, who have already served a provisional suspension and tendered an unconditional apology for their loose comments on women.

The world cup bound players were directed to pay the fine of INR₹ 20 lakh each, which includes INR₹ 1 lakh to “each of the most deserving widows of ten constables in paramilitary forces who have lost their lives while on duty, through ‘Bharat Ke Veer App”.

The order also directs them to deposit INR₹ 10 lakh in the fund for the “the Cricket Association for the blind.”  These payments need to be made four weeks within the date of the order. The Supreme Court appointed Ombudsman issued notices to Pandya and Rahul for their controversial comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’.

Immediately, after the show aired the cricketers were suspended by the Committee of Administrators (COA) for their remarks on women. The duo were called back from the tour of Australia, and were asked to tender an unconditional apology, their ban was provisionally lifted pending an inquiry.

 Source : Various