With Immediate effect: Suspension lifted from Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul

KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were banned immediately after their controversy on Kofee with Karan. They were banned for Australia series and New Zealand series too.

However their suspension has been lifted with the immediate effect on January 24. This means they will ne available for national team selections. Since Virat will be rested after 3rd ODI against NZ, it is more likely that India will call Hardik Pandya as a replacement.

On the other hand, KL Rahul might join Mayank Agarwal in opening if Karnataka reaches to the final of ongoing Ranji Trophy.

“The above matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, Mr. P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman,” read a statement from the CoA, issued by the BCCI. Source: m.TimesofIndia.com

However, an inquiry will take place into the matter, for which an Ombudsman is to be appointed by the Supreme Court. The apex court has listed the matter tentatively for February 5.

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