first_imgAmidst the ongoing Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul controversy, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official has come out criticising the board’s double standards as any action is yet to be taken againstthe Indian women’s T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur who is involved in a fake degree row.”If Pandya and Rahul have to serve a suspension pending inquiry, then what about Harmanpreet Kaur? She is the captain of the Indian team at a time when she is being investigated for possessing a fake graduation degree. Someone wants to conveniently protect her but ban these two cricketers for a year,” TOI quoted the BCCI official as saying.”There is a legal process on, right? Then how is she the captain of the Indian (T20) team. She lost her DSP rank and is still fighting the case. Has the BCCI even tried following up on what happened,” he said.The Indian cricketer who was posted as a trainee Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) with Punjab Armed Police was demoted to the rank of constable after her graduation degree was found to be fake.Harmanpreet had defended herself saying she completed her graduation eight years ago.”My degree is not fake. I did my graduation eight years ago, after completing class XII,” Harmanpreet had told TOI.Harmanpreet also said she also took admission for a post-graduation course on the basis of her graduation degree. The 29-year-old also added that she could not pursue the post-graduation course due to cricketing commitments.advertisement”When you did your graduation, did you go to the head office to verify your enrolment number? Nobody does that. If I am playing, my focus is obviously on cricket. Apart from that, I just wanted to complete my graduation,” said Harmanpreet.”On the basis of my graduation certificate, I took admission for a post-graduation course in a different university, but could never take my exams because of overseas tournaments. Today, that very degree is being called fake.”Also Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | My degree is not fake, I cleared all my exams: Harmanpreet KaurAlso Read | Babul Supriyo slams Diana Edulji over Hardik, Rahul suspensions after Koffee with Karanlast_img

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