Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has lifted up the suspension on both players Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. Hardik made sexist and racist comments on the talk show Koffee With Karan. They both had appeared on the TV show which is hosted by Bollywood filmmaker and producer Karan Johar earlier this month.
Pandya and K.L Rahul were sent back to home from Australia a day before the start of the One-Day International series. Vijay Shankar replaced Hardik Pandya for the ODIs in Australia and New Zealand. Shubman Gill replaced KL Rahul for the limited overs Matches in New Zealand and will continue with the same squad.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya was called up to join the Team India Squad in ODI and T20I in New Zealand. After his suspension was lifted with immediate effect by the COA (Commitee of Administrations) on Thursday, Jan 24. KL Rahul will join India A squad in Trivandrum for the final three one-day matches against England Lions. Anyway if his home team reaches to final in Ranji trophy. He would play for his home team.