CoA bars Rahul Johri from attending meeting after request from ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) reportedly asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to not send its CEO Rahul Johri for its chief executives’ meeting in Singapore after a woman accused him of sexual harassment.

CoA bars Rahul Johri from attending meeting after request from ICC

A week after Rahul Johri was accused of sexual harassment by an anonymous woman on social media, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO’s troubles seem to pile up every day. Recently, according to reports, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had asked BCCI to not send Rahul Johri in the chief executives’ meeting in Singapore. 

Accordingly, previously BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) had barred him from attending the meeting. Therefore, the CoA had asked the cricket board’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary to represent the Board at the meeting.

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On the other hand, Johri was supposed to attend the meeting until ICC stepped in and also, CoA had only asked Johri to present its response against the allegations within a week from Saturday.

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An official stated that they could not allow a CEO who has been accused of sexual misconduct to remain present in the meeting when it (sexual misconduct) is one of the topics of discussion in the meeting.

Johri is responsible for the functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building strategies for further promoting sports in India at BCCI. Prior to this position, he served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager - South Asia for Discovery Networks Asia Pacific. 

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