Amitabh Choudhary Explains The Absence Of Rahul Johri
By CricShots - Oct 20, 2018 12:45 pm
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Earlier this week, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) barred the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri from attending the ICC Chief Executives meeting in Singapore scheduled for October 17 to 20 following accusations of sexual harassment in social media. In Johri’s absence, BCCI acting-secretary Amitabh Choudhary was asked to attend the meeting. However, the move had created an impression that Choudhary is being sent as a ‘substitute’ for Johri.

Rahul Johri

However, on Thursday, the BCCI clarified that the air stating that Choudhary, who has been a director on the ICC Board of Directors, for nearly two years now and has been representing India/BCCI at the meetings in his capacity as the ICC Board Director, was going to attend the Chief Executives’ meeting irrespective of Johri’s participation. Choudhary is only additionally standing in for Johri.

According to ESPNcricinfo, Johri is now preparing his response on the recent allegation after taking a leave from his role, while the Committee of Administrators (CoA) is now taking the daily charges of BCCI management.

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Earlier, through an anonymous post that shared by the author Harnidh Kaur, Johri has been accused of misbehaving and sexual assault to a woman during their working days with a satellite channel. Here is the anonymous tweet: 

Though that incident didn’t happen during Johri’s BCCI tenure, the CoA has demanded his explanation on this matter within a week.

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Apart from CoA, the BCCI’s legal team will also judge Johri’s explanation. If needed, the Complaints Committee can also join in this judgment. On this April, the Complaints Committee was formed under the Sexual Harassment against Women at Workplace Act 2013.