Following intense criticism, Pandya had issued an apology in social media although Rahul is yet to come up with his reaction.
The length of their suspensions is not known, but the duo look set to miss the one-day global series in Australia, starting today, and the limited-overs tour of New Zealand. The incident has subsequently thrown their selection for the upcoming one-day worldwide (ODI) series against Australia into question with the Indian cricketing body, the BCCI, yet to decide on the two-match ban recommended by Vinod Rai, the chairman of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that oversees such matters.
"You are aware that the enquiry and proceedings against you for misconduct and indiscipline have been initiated under Rule 41 of the BCCI Constitution and the same are presently pending", the show-cause notice, which ESPNcricinfo has accessed, read.
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When probed about their lives off the field Pandya proudly spoke of showing off his many flames to his parents. From saying that he told his parents about his first sexual encounter to stating that players allow teammates to use their rooms if they bring in girls, his statements shocked many.
Pandya bragged about his prowess with women during an interview on the Indian show that also involved opening batsman KL Rahul, sparking concern about the culture within the squad. They will be sent home on the first available flight from Australia.
Pandya has since expressed remorse about his utterances, writing on social media: 'I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments.
Skipper Virat Kohli distanced himself from the controversy earlier Friday, saying the team does not support any "inappropriate" remarks.
"The two concerned players have realised what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what has happened", he said.
Kohli described the news as "unfortunate" and made it clear he - or anyone in the Indian cricket team for that matter - did not agree with the comments shared by the players on the light-hearted television segment that was filmed previous year.