BCCI CEO Johri speaks with Pandya and Rahul

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 16, 2019 11:23 hrs
Rahul Johri

A day after issuing an apology to the show cause notices issued by the BCCI, suspended Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul gave their statements to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri. The statements, given over the phone, has initiated an inquiry into their much-condemned comments on women during the Koffee with Karan show.

"The CEO spoke to them via telephone. However, his brief was simple as the inquiry initiator. He has to just collate whatever they have written in their show cause reply. He is expected to submit his report to CoA by tomorrow," a BCCI official told PTI.

According to the reports, it is learnt the CEO did not ask any questions on whether their agents pressurised them into attending such the entertainment show and also speaking in the manner that they did.

"Any investigative question is the purview of the ombudsman. Now the next phase will only happen if the SC appoints an ombudsman or an ad-hoc ombudsman is appointed," he said.

The two players had spoken about hooking up with multiple women and being casual about it even with their parents on ‘Koffee with Karan’, triggering an online storm.

The BCCI office-bearers seconded Edulji and even went to the extent of demanding a Special General Meeting to discuss the matter. Rai, on the other hand, has cautioned against going too far.