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Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has apologised to the BCCI after making comments on a television show that were perceived as sexist and potentially racist by a number of upset viewers on social media.

Pandya appeared on the show with KL Rahul and both of them are facing major criticism for their behaviour on the show.

The Committee of Administrators has issued a show cause notice to the pair, seeking an explanation within 24 hours regarding their comments on women on the talk show.

The BCCI's move comes a day after Hardik issued an apology on Twitter, which was quite similar to apologies issued by many men during the Me Too movement, simply because they had been caught.

It seems the apology and clarification to the show cause notice served by the BCCI will not guide Hardik Pandya out of troubled waters.

Pandya wrote, "After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way". Earlier on Wednesday, the BCCI issued a show cause notice against Pandya and KL Rahul.

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During the chat with Karan Johar Pandya went on to reveal about himself hooking up with different women and sending the same texts to multiple women.

The chat show, Koffee with Karan, encourages its guests to open up on their lives away from the limelight.

Indian cricket authorities have ordered Pandya to explain what meant when he stated he "got a bit carried away" when talking about his prowess with women during the Indian cricket teams' celebrations following their historic win. The two cricketers have fallen into trouble over the controversial remarks.

"It will be considered whether players should even be allowed to appear on such shows which have got nothing to do with cricket", the source stated. "I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move", when Karan Johar asked him why he doesn't ask women for their names in nightclubs. "I made these statements in the flow of the show and had not comprehended the extent to which my statements would be found offensive", Pandya had said in his response.

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