Crown Perth, the hotel where the Indian cricket team stayed and officials breached Virat Kohli’s privacy by videotaping his room, issued an official statement on the matter and said those responsible have been fired. . The hotel apologized for entering Kohli’s room without his permission and assured that such an incident would never happen again.
“We are aware of the incident involving the contractor and the privacy of the Crown Perth guest. The safety and privacy of our guests is our number one priority, so we are extremely disappointed that this incident has occurred. We sincerely apologize to the guest involved and will do our best to ensure that this remains an isolated incident.” will continue to take measures,” the hotel said in a statement.
“We have zero tolerance for this behavior and it falls well below the standards we set for our team members and contractors. Crown took immediate steps to correct the issue. The individuals involved were fired, removed from Crown’s account and the Original Video was promptly removed from the social media platform. “Crown is conducting an investigation with a third-party contractor and will take all necessary steps to ensure this does not happen again. We are also cooperating with the Indian cricket team and the International Cricket Council. We apologize and will continue to work with them during the investigation.”
On Monday, a day after India lost to South Africa by five wickets in the 20th World Cup, Kohli set the internet abuzz when he shared leaked footage of the former India captain’s room on his Instagram handle, a video taken without his consent. The video captures a brief glimpse of Kohli’s belongings – from his open suitcase to his diet supplements to his exquisitely curated shoe collection – while also partially recording staff members who were there. The person who shot the video opened Kohli’s locker. The video infuriated Kohli and as expected, he posted a note about how such behavior is totally unacceptable.
“I understand fans are excited to see their favorite players and excited to meet them. I always appreciate that. But this video is scary and made me feel very paranoid about my personal life,” Kohli wrote. horrible post.
“If I can’t have privacy in my hotel room, where can I expect personal space? I don’t agree with this kind of bigotry and absolute invasion of privacy. Respect people’s privacy and don’t treat them like an entertainment commodity.”
Team India flew out of a hotel in Perth and reached Adelaide – a post shared by Kohli – the venue for their next T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh on Wednesday.