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The Committee of Administrators (CoA) revoked the provisional suspension of Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, two weeks after they were sent home from the tour of Australia due to their sexist comments on a TV show.
The CoA, after consulting new amicus curiae P S Narsimha, decided to lift the suspension pending an inquiry, for which an ombudsman is to be appointed by the Supreme Court. The apex court has listed the matter tentatively for February 5.
A statement issued by BCCI said, "The above matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, Mr 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," it added.
Pandya is now expected to join the team in New Zealand while Rahul might play in either domestic circuit or show up for India A in an ongoing home series against England Lions.
While Diana Edulji wanted the BCCI office-bearers to be involved in deciding the fate of the two cricketers, CoA chief Vinod Rai had dismissed the suggestion as it would have been in violation of the Board constitution.
A few days back, former Indian cricketer and current India 'A' team coach, Rahul Dravid opened up on Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul issue.
Rahul Dravid has asked people 'not to overreact'.
Speaking to media the former Indian captain said, "It is not that players did not make mistakes in the past. It is not that mistakes will not be made in the future despite our best efforts to educate the youth. But, let us not overreact please."