Cricket: Supreme Court To Rule On Indian Players Suspended For Remarks About Women | 8/1/2018 | Staff
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court has been asked to decide the future of two international cricketers suspended for their comments about women in a TV show interview last week, stirring a debate over whether they were being treated too harshly.

Indian cricket administrators recalled all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul from a tour of Australia and charged them with misconduct and indiscipline after remarks condemned on social media as sexist, racist and misogynist.

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A committee of administrators (COA) that is running Indian cricket this week asked the top court to appoint an ombudsman to investigate the case and punish the cricketers if they were found to have brought disrepute to the game.

The court will provide directions on the next steps at its hearing next week, a cricket official said.

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The involvement of the top court stems from a 2017 decision to fire officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for failing to reform one of the game’s richest bodies after a spate of corruption scandals and to set up the COA that reports to it.

Pandya had told Bollywood producer-director Karan Johar on his celebrity talk show ‘Koffee with Karan’ that he liked to watch women move in a nightclub. “I’m a little from the black side so I need to see how they move,” he said.

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He also boasted about telling his parents about the number of women he had slept with, even pointing them out at a party, and said his family was proud of him for...
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