The ICC is planning to enforce the decision in its upcoming event – the ICC Women’s World T20 which begins on November 9 in the West Indies. @ Getty Images
The ICC is planning to enforce the decision in its upcoming event – the ICC Women’s World T20 which begins on November 9 in the West Indies. @ Getty Images

With the #MeToo movement continuing to gather momentum in India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to set an example to eradicate any such instances in its system by fast tracking policies relating to sexual harassment.

According to a report in The Hindu on Wednesday, the world governing body is planning to enforce the decision in its upcoming event – the ICC Women’s World T20 — which begins on November 9 in the West Indies. Senior officials, who will be meeting at the ICC quarterly meeting in Singapore on Wednesday, are also planning to fine tune its Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines.

The immediate was taken after the ICC received nine incidents of alleged sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour, including incidents at international matches or ICC events in the last 18 months.

“These types of incidents cannot be tolerated,” the ICC chief operating officer Iain Higgins and senior legal counsel Sally Clark were quoted as saying in a note to the Women’s Committee, Chief Executives Committee, Development Committee and the ICC Board.

“Given that the next event on the ICC calendar is the ICC Women’s WT20, which we consider to be an event at the higher end of the risk spectrum, it is recommended that the ICC policies are put in place, if at all possible, in advance of the start of this event.”

The ICC is also mulling to bring the media under these guidelines.