BCCI Executive Director Rahul Johri has been appointed anonymously in the #MeToo campaign that has brought to light allegations of sexual abuse of women in the public domain. It was said that the alleged incident [relatedtoJohri occurred before it was used by the BCCI.
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court, which oversees the BCCI, said on Saturday afternoon that it would seek an explanation from Johri.
"There are certain media reports today, including on social media, related to Mr. Rahul Johri, CEO of BCCI. Reports reveal allegations of sexual harassment against Mr. Johri, by an anonymous Person through of a Twitter account, "said the CoA statement. "The allegations are also related to his previous employment in a large media company." The allegations have appeared as part of the "me too" movement, however, these allegations do not relate to his employment at the BCCI, Administrators The BCCI has deemed it appropriate to seek an explanation from Mr. Johri in connection with the allegations and has been asked to present his explanation within a week, the future course of action will be considered upon receipt of his explanation. "
The accusation was made by a woman who claimed to be a former colleague of Johri's when she was working with a "niche satellite channel", and was posted on Twitter on Friday night by a person who has published several anonymous complaints on behalf of others. This is the first high profile person involved in the Indian cricket management that is mentioned in #MeToo exhibitions.
Johri has been the CEO of BCCI since June 2016, and prior to that he was executive vice president and general manager of Discovery Networks Asia Pacific manager for South Asia. Korn Ferry, a headhunting company based in Mumbai, had been designated by the BCCI to find the board of directors as CEO, and Johri was chosen by the firm after a selection process of approximately four months.
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