Skip ICC meeting; CoA to Johri over sexual harassment allegations

Skip ICC meeting; CoA to Johri over sexual harassment allegations

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New Delhi, Oct 16: BCCI, CEO Rahul Johri has been asked to skip the International International Cricket Council’s (ICC) chief executives’ meeting in Singapore beginning from October 16-19 accused of sexual harassment by an unidentified woman.

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Sunday conveyed Johri of the decision, and told instead BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary to attend the two-day meeting.

In the meet the ICC will be open to discussion on including cricket at the Olympics and how to tighten various T20 and T10 leagues sanctioned in the future.

Earlier on Saturday the CoA through its media release had stated that "There are certain media reports, including in the social media, pertaining to Rahul Johri, CEO BCCI. The reports disclose allegations against Johri, by an unnamed person through a twitter handle. The allegations also relate to his previous employment with a large media house. The allegations have appeared as a part of the "me too" movement."

"Though the said allegations do not pertain to his employment with the BCCI, the Committee of Administrators of the BCCI has deemed it appropriate to seek an explanation from Johri in relation to the allegations. He has been asked to submit his explanation within a week," the release further stated. (UNI)