<div class="mceTemp"></div> <p></p> <p></p>[caption id="attachment_789480" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-789480" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Pandya-Rahul-1.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="346" /> Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. @ Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/coa">Committee of Administrators</a> chief <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vinod-rai">Vinod Rai</a> Thursday recommended a two-ODI ban on India players <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hardik-pandya/">Hardik Pandya</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kl-rahul/">KL Rahul</a> for their controversial comments on women in a TV show but fellow COA member <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/diana-edulji">Diana Edulji</a> has referred the matter to the BCCI's legal cell. <p></p> <p></p>Pandya's comments, slammed as misogynistic and sexist, drew a lot of flak from all corners, prompting CoA to issue a show cause notice on Wednesday. The all-rounder, in response, said he was sincerely regretful and would not repeat the behaviour. <p></p> <p></p>"I am not convinced with Hardik's explanation and I have recommended a two-match ban for both players. However, the final decision will be taken once Diana gives her go ahead," Rai told PTI. (<strong>ALSO READ:</strong> <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-world-cup-squad-settled-but-poor-form-may-lead-to-omissions-rohit-sharma-789458">World Cup squad settled, but poor form may lead to omissions: Rohit Sharma</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>On the show, Pandya boasted about hooking up with multiple women and also how open he has been about it with his parents. <p></p> <p></p>India are scheduled to start a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-vs-australia-2018-19">three-match ODI series</a> against Australia from Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Rahul, the more restrained of the two in the show hosted by film-maker Karan Johar, has not yet reacted to the social media storm. The two players were given 24 hours to explain themselves by the BCCI. (<strong>VIDEO: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-video-justin-langer-slams-journalist-when-asked-out-glenn-maxwells-omission-789452">Justin Langer slams journalist when asked out Glenn Maxwell s omission</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"Diana has sought legal opinion whether the duo can be banned. So, obviously a decision will be taken once she gives her nod. As far as I am concerned, the comments were crass, in bad taste and unacceptable," Rai said. <p></p> <p></p>It is learnt that Edulji has also sought the opinion of BCCI acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/anirudh-chaudhary">Anirudh Chaudhry</a> on the issue.