Amitabh Choudhary clears air after Johri stopped from attending ICC meeting

In Johri's absence, BCCI acting-secretary Amitabh Choudhary was asked to attend the meeting. However, the move had created an impression that Choudhary is being sent as a ‘substitute’ for Johri.

Amitabh Choudhary was going to attend the Chief Executives’ meeting irrespective of Johri's participation.   -  K. Murali Kumar

The Committee of Administrators (CoA), this week, had stopped the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri from attending the ICC Chief Executives meeting in Singapore scheduled for October 17 to 20 following allegations of sexual harassment in social media.

In Johri's absence, BCCI acting-secretary Amitabh Choudhary was asked to attend the meeting. However, the move had created an impression that Choudhary is being sent as a ‘substitute’ for Johri.

However, the board on Thursday cleared the air stating that Choudhary, who has been a director on the ICC Board of Directors, for nearly two years now and has been representing India/BCCI at the meetings in his capacity as the ICC Board Director, was going to attend the Chief Executives’ meeting irrespective of Johri's participation. Choudhary is only additionally standing in for Johri.