Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul fined Rs 20 lakh each

BCCI Ombudsman D K Jain today fined cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul Rs 20 lakh each for their sexist comments on a popular TV show.

In the order published on the official BCCI website, Jain wrote that no further action will be taken against Pandya and Rahul, who have already served a provisional suspension and tendered an unconditional apology for their loose comments on women.

Instead, he directed the World Cup-bound players to pay a fine of Rs 20 lakh each that included a payment of Rs 1 lakh each to “each of the most deserving widows of ten constables in para-military forces who have lost their lives while on duty, through ‘Bharat Ke Veer App”.

Jain also instructed them to deposit Rs 10 lakh each in the fund “created by the Cricket Association for the blind”.

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