All-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener Lokesh (KL) Rahul could miss India's first ODI game against Australia on Saturday, following controversy about comments the two made on popular Indian TV programme Koffee with Karan.More news: Lana Del Ray Releases New Single
The first ODI between India and Australia will take place on 12 January, 2019.
Rahul was a little more restrained than Pandya but did talk about getting in trouble with his parents as an 18-year-old for having condoms in his pocket.More news: Burmese journalists lose appeal against seven-year sentence
Pandya, for his part, has apologised for his comments saying he "got a bit carried away with the nature of the show".
Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday reacted on the views represented by teammates Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul in a TV show and said as responsible cricketers they don't align with the views of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul they were their individual opinions. Aaron Finch's men will be up against a formidable Indian outfit, who are brimming with confidence after winning the first ever Test series on Australian soil the previous week.More news: Thunder loses double OT thriller at San Antonio
At Edulji's behest, the BCCI's legal team gave its inputs as to the way forward, and whether and how the players could be charged under the board's new constitution, which came into effect in August 2018. This was after the BCCI's legal team refused to declare the duo's comments a violation of the code of conduct. Chaudhry suggested that the players should be given at least a week to show cause as to "why they should not be proceeded against for misconduct and indiscipline under Rule 41 of the BCCI Constitution". The legal team has suggested that the CoA, as the authorised head of the BCCI now, could substitute for the Apex Council. The CEO subsequently will make a preliminary inquiry and ask for explanations from the concerned player before submitting a report in 15 days. The team also recommended that an ad-hoc Ombudsman, meeting the criteria set by the BCCI constitution, be appointed to adjudicate on the matter within the maximum prescribed period of 6 months from the date the player is charged. "Definitely it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right".