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A look at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sexual Harassment Policy

A look at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sexual Harassment Policy

The Apex council of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has adopted a more comprehensive scope in their Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) Policy. It is an inclusive policy bringing all committees, departments and groups that have been established by or under the BCCI such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), the National Cricket Academy (NCA) within the purview of the PoSH policy. It has brought Indian Cricket Players, office bearers, BCCI Apex Council members, IPL Governing Council members, BCCI staff, commentators, support staff of a team, match officials like umpires and state association members also under its scope.

The policy has also expanded on the definition of the workplace by adding the BCCI office, venues of the match, venues of the training, hotel and meeting places.

One of the essential points covered under the policy is with respect to retaliation. The policy clearly states that there will be no retaliation from the BCCI, nor will it stand a retaliation against any BCCI Personnel or an aggrieved woman who files a complaint of sexual harassment in good faith or is a witness in the IC proceedings.