The International Cricket Council has been involved in a controversy after the sporting authority failed to take any action regarding a sexual harassment complaint by a female employee. Reports add no ICC office-bearer or official, including the chairman and CEO has responded to the complaint. Similarly, neither ICC’s legal team nor a single individual from the governing body has promptly addressed the female staffer’s said complaint.
The development was reported by Network 18, who further claimed she was worried for her safety and decided to share the complaint in person to a senior ICC official rather than email it but never got a response. The employee also feared about her emails being tracked and hence decided to take this route.
“She feared her emails could have been tracked by the influential people in the ICC so she went the old-timer way. The entire complaint was typed and printed on an A4 size paper and submitted to a senior ICC official in person,” a source revealed to Network 18.
Talking about the staffer, she has been an experienced employee for ICC and has worked on different projects. She has alleged that “harassment” by the senior ICC official started before the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE.
“The employee wasn’t a new one at the ICC. She has worked for a considerable amount of time and also worked on a project ahead of the T20 World Cup in UAE. The constant interference at work and then no response to multiple reminders or emails or letters did her any good as no one in the ICC ever had a dialogue with her,” the source added.