It is a #MeToo Effect. Uneasy lull grips the BCCI
The accused, Board CEO Rahul Johri, didn’t quit but the head of the BCCI’s Internal Complaints Committee, Karina Kriplani, resigned from her post. (Read: Rahul Johri)
BCCI, the parent body, had formed the women’s grievance cell just six months ago.
A day earlier, the Committee Of Administrators (CoA) had announced the formation of an independent three-member committee to probe the sexual harassment allegations against Board CEO Rahul Johri.
Diana Edulji sticks to her stand.
Diana Edulji, the CoA woman member has stuck to her call to sack Board CEO Rahul Johri. Edulji, a former India skipper, said that the allegations against Johri have not just tarnished Indian cricket’s reputation but his presence in the BCCI will make all women — herself, players and office employees — uncomfortable.
Edulji spoke of how she has been jostled with the issue for four days.
She said, “The BCCI’s interests were paramount for her. Nobody is larger than the organisation. BCCI image should not be affected; nobody should take away that. After all, our main goal is to implement the Lodha recommendations.”
While Edulji and seven state associations wanted Johri to be sacked, CoA head Vinod Rai decided to set up an independent committee after consultations with the legal team. Against this background, another development took place.
Advocate Kriplani’s resignation has surfaced when the CoA announced the formation of an independent three-member committee to probe the sexual harassment allegations against Board CEO Rahul Johri.