The Committee of Administrators (COA) on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul and sought an explanation within 24 hours for their remarks on women on popular celebrity talk show 'Koffee with Karan' hosted by Bollywood film maker Karan Johar.
The show-cause notice came hours after Pandya apologised for making remarks that were construed as 'misogynist' and 'sexist' on the show, saying he got "carried away by the nature" of the show.
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"We have sent show-cause notices to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their comments. They have been given 24 hours to give an explanation," COA chief Vinod Rai told PTI.
Earlier, taking to Twitter, Pandya posted, "After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way.
"Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect."
On the show, Pandya boasted about hooking up with multiple women and spoke about how open he is with his parents.
When the host of the show asked him why didn't he ask women their name in a club, Pandya responded by saying, "I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move."
A barrage of criticism started coming Pandya's way soon after.