MENAFN – (MENAFN – Gulf Times) India’s Supreme Court has been asked to decide the future of two international cricketers suspended for their comments about women in a TV show interview last week, stirring a debate over whether they were being treated too harshly.

Summary

  • (MENAFN – Gulf Times) India’s Supreme Court has been asked to decide the future of two international cricketers suspended for their comments about women in a TV show interview last week, stirring a debate over whether they were being treated too harshly.
  • A committee of administrators (COA) that is running Indian cricket this week asked the top court to appoint an ombudsman to investigate the case and punish the cricketers if they were found to have brought disrepute to the game.
  • The court will provide directions on the next steps at its hearing next week, a cricket official said.
  • The involvement of the top court stems from a 2017 decision to fire officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for failing to reform one of the game’s richest bodies after a spate of corruption scandals and to set up the COA that reports to it.
  • The fact that the court put off a hearing on the matter until next week, prolonging the players’ uncertainty, fuelled criticism that they were being judged too harshly.


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