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#MeToo: After Sexual Harassment Allegations, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri To Skip ICC Meeting

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| October 15 , 2018 , 13:22 IST

After an unnamed woman alleged sexual harassment by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri on October 4, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) of BCCI has asked Johri on Monday not to attend the upcoming two day International Cricket Council’s (ICC) chief executives meeting.

BCCI sources also said that associations are likely to hold a meeting to discuss the plan of action over this issue.

"Associations are very concerned about this and feel the continuance of Rahul Johri has become untenable, especially keeping in mind the presence of women employees in the office and the kind of message sent to women cricketers playing from different states across the nation," sources added.

The matter of sexual harassment against Johri came into light after author Harnish Kaur shared screenshots of emails on her Twitter handle on October 12.

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The victim’s mail read, “Rahul was an ex-colleague. Through the times of partying at Raj's house, then building a successful media business and then wading through channels, Rahul kept in touch with me. He would ask - how are you, and then- let's do coffee. 

The mail further read, “One evening, around my difficult time at the new channel - he invited me for a coffee at Hyatt. I had been refusing going out with him for quite some time now and that day I thought I should perhaps say yes.”

In the meeting, Johri had asked the women to go with him to his house in Gurgaon where he assaulted her.

"Till date I have borne the burden of this sordid incident, blaming myself for this -- I have wondered if I had showed I was needy, I don't think so but it's all hazy and confused in my head,” she said.

She further wrote, "For years, I have told myself that was so cheap of me but the truth is, it was so sudden and so manipulated that I had no chance at even knowing what the hell this was.”

BCCI had asked Johri to give an explanation on the allegation within a week. However, he has not made any statement on the matter yet.