New Delhi, January 12
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief, Vinod Rai, has proposed a quick inquiry into the much-criticised comments made by suspended cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul but Diana Edulji fears it will be construed as a “cover-up” job. Pandya and Rahul will be back in India by Saturday or early Sunday.
Rai wants the inquiry to be finished by second ODI as the delay could affect team’s strength. “We must take a view by the time second ODI gets over as we cannot afford to debilitate team strength due to delinquent behaviour on the part of some player,” Rai wrote to Diana. Diana, however, has expressed reservation over BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, who was himself embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, conducting preliminary inquiry and fears a cover up”. “We should be in no hurry to conduct the inquiry as it would then look like a cover up job,” Edulji responded.