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1 hour ago, maniac said:

Dude just because you or your brother had a bad experience with women doesn’t mean you judge all women.

 

I am making fun of that assumption of yours not  your personal trauma.

 

Also More than Panya’s Misogyny or whatever most of us thought he behaved like a village idiot. That is what most of us have problem with. Even Karan Johar had  a “what???” Meaning kya bol raha hai yeh chewt kind of expression and even KL kind of wanted to bury his head in the sand even though he was also a lower level chewt on that show.

Exactly pandya gowti attitude and blowing this issue out of proportion by Diana Pantie are both lunatic. But than we are in India when same crowd does gingle bell for Santa dhoni , chela's here sing and dance that see crowd love them and when same people bashing pandya for his moronic behavior the crowd is illitrate feminist. I mean jeez first set your rational right mates and than talk abt others.

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8 hours ago, maniac said:

Dude just because you or your brother had a bad experience with women doesn’t mean you judge all women.

 

I am making fun of that assumption of yours not  your personal trauma.

 

Also More than Panya’s Misogyny or whatever most of us thought he behaved like a village idiot. That is what most of us have problem with. Even Karan Johar had  a “what???” Meaning kya bol raha hai yeh chewt kind of expression and even KL kind of wanted to bury his head in the sand even though he was also a lower level chewt on that show.

you have come to the conclusions based on your own assumptions rather than going thru all my posts. That is why such wrong conclusions w.r.t  ' bolded part' in first statement .

 

'Most of us thought'  is  again your own conclusion .There are several  members here in the forum who believe in the lines as to Pandya did nothing wrong/His error was only if any silly. My sense of perceiving based on on going events around also makes me strongly feel that Pandya did nothing wrong.

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From outrage to sympathy: BCCI’s mishandling of Pandya-Rahul controversy is clouding the real issue

Remember the times when we all hoped the Board of Control for Cricket in India would be a more transparent body? These days an internal email among Indian cricket’s administrators seems to be circulated more than a Whatsapp forward.

In the latest bureaucratic not-so-merry-go-round, the two remaining members of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators have been doing a lot less administrating and lot more infighting. The topic, of course, is the suspension and further action over the comments made by Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on Koffee with Karan, a television interview show.

And with every passing day, it’s clear that the Board of Control for Cricket in India, not for the first time in recent months, is witnessing a player-related controversy snowball into a bureaucratic mess.

When we say that’s the topic of their latest disagreement, we are being generous in our assessment. For, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji will disagree over whether the earth is round or flat at this point in time.

Not long after the Mithali Raj-Ramesh Powar issue played out in public towards the end of 2018, with leaked emails and agenda-driven decision-making, Pandya and Rahul find themselves in the center of a similar drama in the new year.

Let’s get a few things out of the way first. What Pandya said (and Rahul implied without saying as much) indicated that the youngsters in the Indian cricket team need mentoring on a wide variety of issues. The former’s comments, crass and sexist as they were, was also a window of how fame and money can alter the thinking of an athlete.

As detailed here by a journalist who has covered the game for a while to have an understanding of how the game has evolved, the need of the hour is to educate upcoming cricketers and recent internationals on what constitutes acceptable public behaviour.

“There must be do’s and don’ts that extend beyond lectures on anti-corruption. The player-fan connect is the bedrock of any sport’s sustenance. It is incumbent upon the system to give the player every chance to connect with fans, and remain connected with them,” as R Kaushik put it.

But, whether it appeals to our sensibilities or not, the fact is that no woman has officially lodged a complaint against Pandya or Rahul. The quantum of punishment should take that, and nature of the television show, into account. And there is a case to be made that calling them back from a crucial tour and putting them in a position where they are likely to miss three to eight ODIs in the lead up to the World Cup is already verging on the ridiculous.

Neither faction has covered themselves in glory in recent times, but Rai’s words, in response to Edulji calling for a detailed inquiry so as to avoid any cover-ups, sum up the problem with this situation.

“We have shamed them by recalling them from an ongoing tour. We have suspended them from further games. We need to correct them and not bring their career to a cul de sac by indefinitely delaying a decision. These misdemeanours require swift action, with a corrective approach,” CoA chairman Rai is quoted as saying to Edulji in one of the email exchanges.

The legal ramifications of the issue, as laid out here by the counsel on this matter, clearly stated that the matter doesn’t fall under the BCCI Code of Conduct. But a free-hand was given to the CoA to interpret this matter from their perspective and that they had the right to suspend the players, pending an inquiry.

And that is all the ammunition that was needed, as it turns out.

Gender sensitivity is an important trait for any human being, let alone a cricketer representing the country of a billion people. You’d imagine (and hope) by now, Pandya and Rahul have realised where they went wrong, and that doesn’t just refer to their unreserved apologies.

But, beyond making them understand that, this has gone into a territory where they are being made to pay professionally for a few personal transgressions that, truth be told, may or may not have happened to the extent which Pandya made it out to be.

The question now is: does the BCCI even understand the real problem here? One cannot help but feel that the two players are being used as sacrificial pawns in a bigger political game.

Within a week of Pandya making those cringe-worthy comments and Rahul being a bystander to it, the situation has, somehow, descended into one where the players are gaining sympathy for the way they are being treated by the Board.

The set in which the interview was shot had a neon light sign that came under focus every time Karan Johar cut to a commercial break and back. It said “Stop making sense” — it feels apt for the way Indian cricket has approached this issue.

https://scroll.in/field/909463/from-outrage-to-sympathy-bccis-mishandling-of-pandya-rahul-controversy-is-clouding-the-real-issue

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Hardik Pandya hasn’t stepped out of the house since return from Australia - Father

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/hardik-pandya-hasn-t-stepped-out-of-the-house-since-return-from-australia-father/story-5aVJPOdjbbJ7SqtG585HwK.html

Pandya’s father - Himanshu - provided an update on his son’s current situation and said that the India all-rounder has not stepped out of the house since returning from Australia and he did not even celebrate Makar Sankranti.

“He watched the match (India vs Australia 2nd ODI). Ever since he has returned from Australia, he has not stepped out of the house. He is also not taking any calls... he is just taking rest,” Hardik’s father was quoted as saying by Mid Day.

“It’s a festival... a public holiday in Gujarat, but Hardik did not fly any kites. He loves flying kites but his busy cricketing schedule never allowed him to be at home during this festival over the last few years. This time, he had a chance to fly kites, but because of the adverse situation, there was no mood to celebrate the festival”, he added. 

“He is very disappointed with the suspension and repents the views he expressed on the TV show. He is committed not to repeat the same mistake,” Himanshu said of his son’s take on the subject. “We have decided not to talk to him on this subject. Even his elder brother Krunal has not discussed anything about the episode with him. We are waiting for the BCCI’s decision,” he concluded.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul Monday tendered “unconditional” apologies for their sexist comments during a TV chat show amid CoA chief Vinod Rai saying that the BCCI should correct the two players, not end their careers.

 

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1 hour ago, Switchblade said:

Eagerly waiting for @Rightarmfast views on this :pray2:

Good riddance for Indian cricket. However he stays away from Indian test team, is a blessing. And I have read a bit in this forum people supporting his behaviour. I think he is totally crass. He got what he deserved.

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Hardik Pandya & KL Rahul’s fate still undecided; SC to continue hearing next week after CoA asks for appointment of ombudsman

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/hardik-pandya-kl-rahul-s-fate-still-undecided-sc-to-continue-hearing-next-week-after-coa-asks-for-appointment-of-ombudsman/story-dacaMQooWBDnQaTPwyGd3J.html

 

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Edulji Bhabizee kya kar rahe ko zee? Yeh nautanki bandh kijiee. Itna kya time waste ho rahan hain? 

 

See the show. Call Kallu, Pandu in front of a committee, reprimand them, embarrass them, fine them, give them a stern warning and then let them go. I think they would get the message by then. Don’t play with their livelihood. They were crass, but they did not commit sexual assault.

 

P.S. Also call Johar and ask him to practice stuffing a carrot in his mouth and auss simultaneously for a week! :rofl:

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2 minutes ago, Number said:

So the matter is now in court.

Typical Indian court gave next week's date as one of the jury members was on leave.

By the time we get verdict, Pandya and KL will be 50 years old.

Bye bye 

Best for Indian cricket. Pandya was anyway overhyped, overrated non performance quota player

 

KL was very out of touch

 

No big losses here. Move on

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1 hour ago, putrevus said:

What the hell is going on why is SC invloved in this.They both needed to reprimanded but this is too much. SC has nothing else do ??No wonder people have lost trust in this bloody justice system.

If supreme court and all the bodies and our public had started scrurtinizing our politicians the same way as they are doing for Pandua and Rahul, our country would be so much better.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Cricketics said:

If supreme court and all the bodies and our public had started scrurtinizing our politicians the same way as they are doing for Pandua and Rahul, our country would be so much better.

 

 

So true

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