CoA removes the suspensions of Hardik and Rahul

NEW DELHI: The Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court removed the suspensions of Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul.

"The above matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman," read a statement from the CoA, issued by the BCCI.

The COA has also decided to introduce a behavioural counselling programme for all representative national teams. Pandya and Rahul are expected to attend these classes with the senior team which will also have sessions on gender sensitisation.

The idea of letting the players get on wiht the game was first mooted by BCCI acting president CK khanna. For me, it was paramount that Hardik and Rahul return to action and inquiry can also simultaneously continue, Khanna said.

However, the Apex Court has listed the matter for February 5.


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