Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been fined Rs 20 lakh each by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ombudsman DK Jain for their sexist comments on a popular TV show, Koffee with Karan.
Pandya, 25, and Rahul, 27, have been asked to donate of Rs 1 lakh each, to widows of 10 constables in paramilitary forces who have lost their lives on dutythrough ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ App.
Both the players have also been asked to pay Rs 10 lakh each in the fund created by Cricket Association for the blind, for promotion of game for the blind within four weeks.
According to Jain, if both the players fail to do what they have been asked within four weeks from the date of the receipt of the order, the BCCI can deduct the given amount from their match fees.
Further putting light on the controversy, the ombudsman said that the players had already missed out on earning of about Rs 30 lakh when they were asked to come back home from the tour of Australia.
On the other hand, he also stated that sportspersons in the country, especially cricketers, are role models and their acts should be at par with the status they have acquired.
(Featured Image: Facebook/Hardik Pandya)
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