Rajlaxmi Arora has been appointed as the head of BCCI’s four-member Internal Committee (IC) on Thursday, which deals with complaints of sexual harassment. While Saba Karim, Rupawati Rao and Veena Gowda (external member) continue to serve the committee, Arora has replaced lawyer Karina Kripalani, who has resigned and was serving her notice period.
Arora is currently a producer in the BCCI’s media and communication team.
Incidentally, Gowda was a part of the three-member probe committee that investigated the allegations of sexual harassment against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri. Johri was eventually cleared. But Gowda, in her report, had mentioned that Johri needs to undergo a “gender sensitization programme”. The committee will hold office for a period of one year.
Meanwhile, there’s a lot of things happening in the Indian Cricket, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul getting a show cause notice from BCCI for their controversial remarks on a celebrity chat show has raised many questions on the culture of Indian Cricket team. Although, BCCI CoA chief Vinod Rai has recommended that India cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul serve a two-match ODI ban before they are available for selection. CoA member Diana Edulji also recommended that ban is imposed as she felt just an apology is not good enough. “I am not convinced with Hardik’s explanation and I have recommended a two-match ban for both players. However the final decision will be taken once Diana gives her to go ahead,” said Rai to PTI.
(With PTI Inputs)