New Delhi: Hardik Pandya’s woes have increased following his comments on the Koffee With Karan episode. After being suspended by the BCCI, the prestigious Khar Gymkhana has revoked the honorary membership of the Mumbai all-rounder. Speaking to ANI, the joint secretary of the Gymkhana, Gaurav Kapadia, confirmed that Pandya is no longer a member. The BCCI has taken action, suspending Pandya and KL Rahul and calling them back from the series against Australia and New Zealand to face an inquiry. Although both players have tendered an ‘unconditional apology’, the troubles are not over for the players. Pandya and Rahul’s Koffee With Karan comments have resulted in plenty of flak from Indian cricket fans, BCCI and even Virat Kohli, the skipper who said the team does not agree with the comments made.Pandya and Rahul tendered an “unconditional” apologies for their sexist comments during a TV chat show amid Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai saying that the BCCI should correct the two players, not end their careers. However, despite the apologies tendered by the duo, 10 BCCI units demanded a Special General Meeting to appoint an ombudsman for carrying out an inquiry. Rai’s fellow CoA member Diana Edulji wants an inquiry done by CoA and the BCCI office-bearers. “Yes, Hardik and Rahul have submitted their reply to the fresh showcause notices that were served to them. They have tendered unconditional apology. The CoA chief has instructed the CEO to conduct an inquiry as per clause 41 (c) of the new BCCI constitution,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.Read More | Mumbai Police troll Pandya and Rahul’s Koffee With Karan commentsPandya’s comments on the talk show Koffee With Karan, hosted by Karan Johar, have drawn the ire from social media users, terming it ‘misogynistic’ and ‘racist’. WTrouble has mounted for Pandya as the fall-out from his comments continues. Along with an uncertain playing future, Pandya’s brand has taken a massive hit due to the controversy. According to a Times of India report, Pandya has been dropped as one of the celebrity ambassadors for men’s shaving razor Gillette Mach3 Start following his ‘outrageous’ comments.Read More | Pandya, KL Rahul tender ‘unconditional’ apology, BCCI demands SGMFollowing the outrage, Hotstar have removed the episode from the web while Pandya’s father Himanshu has said that the comments should not be taken seriously as his son was indulging in chatter in a light-hearted manner.The situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya said during the show. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
With another boys basketball battle between West Genesee and Corcoran heading toward another dramatic conclusion on Friday night, Will Amica took charge.Amica scored seven of his team’s final nine points and set a new career mark with 36 points overall, all of which helped the Wildcats earn a 69-61 victory over the Cougars.It was yet another instance of Amica coming up with big plays down the stretch, something he did quite often in WG’s run to the 2019 state Class AA championship, but hadn’t yet needed this season during the Wildcats’ 3-1 start.“I know how to control my game, stay composed and think out what I have to do,” said Amica.Those thoughts on this night involved taking a larger role in WG’s attack, especially with Kam Jones not in the lineup and an opponent (Corcoran) that split two memorable showdowns with the Wildcats a season ago.Amica matched Corcoran all by himself with 13 points in the game’s first 11 minutes, helping his side build a 24-13 edge before the Cougars roared back and took its first lead, 37-36, early in the third quarter.Despite hot shooting spells by Corcoran, WG mostly stuck with a 2-3 zone defense that collapsed on whichever Cougars player drove to the basket.That helped the Wildcats lead most of the way, but Corcoran rallied again in the fourth quarter, and it would go back and forth, the two sides exchanging the lead seven times in a span of less than four minutes.Trailing 61-60, WG again got the ball to Amica, who hit a corner 3-pointer with 3:03 left that put the Wildcats ahead for good.As WG’s defense tightened and shut out Corcoran the rest of the way, Amica added two more late baskets after a layup from Anthony Dattellas.It was Sam Gallager (nine points), John Benson (eight points) and James Tully (six points) helping Amica the most as Corcoran got 20 points from DeJour REaves, 14 points from D.J. Haynes and 11 points from Dewayne Young, all in the first half.All of this was part of a busy Friday for area teams, including Skaneateles, who was no. 13 in the first state Class B rankings of the fall thanks to its 4-0 start and moved up to no, 10 a week later.And the Lakers made it five in a row at Institute of Technology Central, prevailing 64-42 as it outscored the Eagles 41-17 over the course of the second and third quarters to overcome a slow start.Solvay faced Jordan-Elbridge that same night, the first time these two had met since the Eagles’ dramatic win over the Bearcats in the opening round of the 2019 Section III Class B playoffs.Here, there was no last-second drama, but a bit of payback on Solvay’s part. Steadily building a 44-35 lead through three quarters, the Bearcats went on to defeat J-E 54-45 to improve to 3-2 as the Eagles fell to 4-2.Marcellus, whose lone defeat of the season came to Skaneateles on Dec. 13, rebounded in its next outing at Homer, relying on its depth to pull away from the Homer Trojans in a 58-39 victory.Only Matt Kershaw, with 11 points, hit double figures for the Mustangs, but Luke Ingianni and Jared Sammon were close behind, getting eight points apiece. Sean Tierney and Ryan Sammon each had six points, with Tristan Jarvi and Will Kimber both getting five points.And two days before Christmas, Westhill, who had started the season 0-3, got a massive win at Cazenovia, defeating the state Class B no. 18-ranked Lakers 52-48 as it rallied in the fourth quarter to prevail.The Warriors were winless before topping General Brown 55-42 on Dec. 14, the game where Zach Brown passed 1,000 career points, getting 14 points overall as Elliott Rouse led Westhill with 18 points and Liam Sanborn got eight points. Tags: boys basketballJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesSolvayWest Genesee Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Good Hope choppingOne week after she almost lost her daughter at the hands of an abusive farmer, Zorina Mahase is now scared for her own life and is contemplating fleeing the home she lived in for several years as the man has been threatening to “finish her off” before turning himself in to the police.The 48-year-old woman of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Monday told Guyana Times that she is fearful for her life after persons in the area reported to her that the farmer was seen and was threatening her life. According to the woman, whose daughter was chopped mercilessly on February 24, she made a report to the police but was told that they cannot do anything since they are still searching for the farmer.Injured: Vashti MahaseThe distraught woman was almost moved to tears during an interview with this publication as she said, “We gah leave the house and go now, we gah find somewhere to go because the man still deh out deh”.Mahase’s words were triggered by last Sunday’s episode when the 35-year-old man chopped her 22-year-old daughter, Vashti Mahase, several times with a cutlass while she was serving him a restraining order at his Lima Dam home in Mahaica.The elder Mahase, a mother of seven, said she has lived in her home for almost 19 years now and has never had an issue to cause her to move, even as she reported that her injured daughter’s condition is improving.“Me daughter bin already tell me dah. Me daughter tell me that he promise to kill she and me together because is me encourage she fuh leff he,” the woman said.The fearful woman said she never had an issue with the farmer until she learnt that he abuses her daughter, which is something she was unable to accept.“I just want somebody to find the man, the police just said they can’t do anything because they nah know way de man deh. Tell me what I can do because I mind me children them without a father for over 19 year and now me got to leff me house and go…how lang me gun able fuh hide from me home wah me wuk all de days of me life fuh build,” she cried.Zorina MahaseEfforts made by this publication to contact the Divisional Commander, Calvin Brutus, proved futile.Young Mahase was sent to the home of the suspect accompanied by a rural constable to issue a restraining order a few days after he threatened to chop her head off.Guyana Times was told that in the process of serving the restraining order, an argument ensued between the two and while Mahase’s back was turned, the farmer gruesomely attacked her with his cutlass, firing chops at her face, head, hands, back and other body parts.The rural constable who was with her allegedly ran for cover, leaving the woman at the mercy of her attacker.According to the mother, her daughter was told that it was compulsory for her to be present when the restraining order was served since she needed to identify him.Police are searching for the suspect.