BCCI CEO ac­cused of sex­ual as­sault

The Sunday Guardian - - The Big Story -

NEW DELHI: The Board of Con­trol for Cricket in In­dia (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has been ac­cused of sex­ual as­sault by a fe­male au­thor in the lat­est case of the #MeToo move­ment in cricket. Johri, who was the Ex­ec­u­tive Vi­cePres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager (South Asia) for Dis­cov­ery Net­work Asia Pa­cific, be­fore join­ing as BCCI CEO in 2016 was ac­cused of tak­ing ad­van­tage of the vic­tim by of­fer­ing a job op­por­tu­nity.

Johri has been named in a Twit­ter post by au­thor Harnidh Kaur, who shared screen­shots of a de­tailed ac­count of the vic­tim on her Twit­ter handl@Pedes­tianPoet. Johri was not im­me­di­ately avail­able for com­ment.

The vic­tim lev­elled al­le­ga­tions against Johri say­ing he had taken her to his place where he said “the fi­nal part” of an in­ter­view would take place.

This is the third such in­stance in cricket af­ter Sri Lankan crick­eters Ar­juna Ranatunga and La­sith Malinga were named. IANS

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