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. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After CSK vs RR, Match 37: Rajasthan Royals Beat Chennai Super Kings to Rise to 5th Spot; KL Rahul And Kagiso Rabada Lead Orange Cap, Purple Cap Battle Respectively
Arora is currently a producer in the BCCI’s media and communication team. Also Read - Lanka Premier League 2020 Draft: Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi Give Nod For T20 Tournament, Two Indian Players Among Overseas Signings
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. Also Read - CSK vs RR 2020, IPL Match Report: Jos Buttler, Bowlers Guide Guide Rajasthan Royals to Seven-wicket Win Versus MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings
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)