ICC to set guidelines restricting cricketers from sexual harassment
World’s cricket governing body has set up ‘improved’ guidelines to restrict cricketers’ off-field behavior pattern.
In the three day ICC board meeting occurred in Singapore, the officials discussed about the storming #MeToo movement spreading around the globe and leaked secret harassment cases of higher personalities.
Addressing the media after the meeting, ICC CEO Dave Richardson stated in careful notion, “An ICC Event Behavior and Welfare Policy will also be introduced with immediate effect.
This will address, in particular, the standards of off-field behavior expected of Players, Player Support Personnel and others working at ICC events for or on behalf of the ICC or local organizing committee,” the ICC stated.
“The Board and committees were united in their commitment to making cricket a safe and secure place for everyone whether they are playing, officiating or working in any capacity,” added ICC CEO Dave Richardson.
The policy will, however, include provisions to protect against harassment, indecent exposure, inappropriate behavior with tournament staff and inappropriate behavior in event accommodation and venues.
“The Board unanimously agreed to improve the current ICC policies and procedures around the protection of children and vulnerable adults as well as more widely in relation to protection against sexual harassment, bullying and inappropriate behavior and improving standards of off-field behavior at ICC events,” it stated.
In a recent development, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has been accused of sexual indecency; he has, therefore, been served explanation from the board that is yet to be given.