KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya had been this week named in India’s squad for the World Cup beginning on 30 Might
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul have been fined for “sexist, disrespectful and racist” feedback made on a tv chat present.
They’ve been ordered to pay 2m rupees (£22,160) every by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Pandya and Rahul had been visitor on Indian programme Koffee with Karan in January.
Pandya, 25, and Rahul, 27, had been subsequently despatched dwelling from India’s tour of Australia.
They missed 5 matches and misplaced out on match charges price greater than £30,000, though the bans had been later lifted.
The BCCI mentioned the gamers had proven remorse and apologised for the feedback however that they needed to “make amends”.
A BCCI ombudsman wrote in his report: “In our nation the sport of cricket is usually handled as faith, revered and the cricketers are idolised.
“A participant of worldwide standing wants to remember that he’s shouldering a accountability in direction of society on a regular basis.”
On the present, Pandya spoke about “hook-ups” with a number of girls and mentioned he appreciated to watch girls at bars and nightclubs.
He boasted about being open together with his mother and father concerning the liaisons, though Rahul was extra reserved together with his feedback.
India captain Virat Kohli described the remarks as “inappropriate” earlier than the gamers had been suspended.
The proceeds of the fines shall be shared between the bereaved widows of servicemen and a blind cricket scheme.