CoA wants Veena in panel

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) is talking to women’s rights lawyer Veena Gowda asking her to be part of the independent panel to investigate the alleged sexual harassment charges against the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri. Veena is in the BCCI’s internal complaints committee formed in April.

A BCCI official, privy to the developments, said on Sunday: “One of the members appointed by the CoA, P.C. Sharma (former CBI Director) has excused himself because of conflict of interest. So the CoA is looking for a second woman and are talking to Veena. Many BCCI officials insist that the internal committee should investigate the charges.”

The chairman of the BCCI’s internal complaints committee Karina Kripalani has resigned.

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