New Delhi, March 6: The Committee of Administrators running Indian cricket will refer the investigation into Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul's loose talk on women to the BCCI's newly-appointed Ombudsman D K Jain during a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.
Rahul and Pandya were provisionally suspended for their sexist remarks on a popular TV show but their suspension was eventually revoked pending an inquiry.
Now that the Ombudsman has been appointed by the Supreme Court to resolve disputes, he will take a call on the case involving Rahul and Pandya.
"This is the first full-fledged meeting of the COA after the appointment of the Ombudsman. We would be discussing various issues," COA Chairman Vinod Rai told PTI without getting into the specifics of the Rahul and Pandya controversy.
Jain, a former Supreme Court judge, on Tuesday told PTI that he was waiting for the COA to refer him any matter, including Pandya and Rahul's case.
Both Pandya and Rahul were sent home from the tour of Australia following their controversial remarks which triggered a massive controversy. Thursday will also be the first time that the latest member of the COA, Lt General Ravi Thodge, will be attending a meeting in person.