Hotstar removes controversial 'Koffee With Karan' episode with Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul

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It's still the early phase of his cricketing career, but Hardik Pandya has found himself in the middle of a deep puddle following the controversial remarks that he made about women on the famous talk-show, Koffee With Karan. Following a backlash, the episode has now being removed from Hotstar, the online platform on which the show is streamed, and Pandya has apologised.

And now the recent update on that front is that, Hardik Pandya may have to face two match ban wherein he wouldn't be allowed to perform for two of them.

The chief of BCCI's Committee of Administrators (COA) Vinod Rai, in an email conversation with CoA member Diana Eduljee on Thursday, suggested they be banned from two-One Day Internationals (ODIs). The episode, which was aired on January 6, saw Hardik make remarks that were sexist, misogynist and racist.

Barely hours after Pandya's apology, BCCI handed the pair a show cause notice giving them 24 hours to explain their demeanour on the talk-show.

On the show, when the host Karan Johar asked the bowler, "Why don't you ask women's names at nightclubs?", he replied, "I like to watch and observe how they move". He added, "Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show".

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"At a party, my parents asked me, 'Acha tera wala kaun sa hai [Which women are yours]?" In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments.

Chaudhry raised concerns about the permissions taken by the players before appearing on the show, the disrepute it brought to other Indian cricketers and about how these comments leave them open to honeytraps that players are trained to avoid in ICC ACSU briefings.

"The two concerned players have felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what's happened".

Team India is also scheduled to travel to New Zealand after the three-match series down under and will be playing 5 ODIs and three T20Is before returning home in the second week of February.

Speaking with the media ahead of the match, Indian cricket team's current captain Virat Kohli addressed the controversy: "We, as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers, don't align with those views".

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