Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry for their sexist comments on a TV chat show.
“They made a mistake, and they have already been suspended and called back from the Australia series. They have also submitted an unconditional apology,” Khanna wrote in a letter to the CoA running the BCCI.
“I suggest that pending inquiry we reinstate both the cricketers into the Indian squad immediately and allow them to join the team in New Zealand at the earliest,” he added.
The CoA wants the Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman to decide the fate of the two players, who have already missed the ODI series against Australia and are set to sit out of the tour of New Zealand as well.