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BCCI Bans Boria Majumdar For Two Years For Intimidating Wriddhiman Saha

BCCI Bans Boria Majumdar For Two Years For Intimidating Wriddhiman Saha

The three-member panel formed by BCCI found Boria Majumdar guilty of intimidating Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha.

In February, the incident came into the news when the cricketer Wriddhiman Saha shared a screenshot of his conversation with the journalist on Twitter.

(2) Wriddhiman Saha on Twitter: “After all of my contributions to Indian cricket..this is what I face from a so called “Respected” journalist! This is where the journalism has gone. https://t.co/woVyq1sOZX” / Twitter

Boria Majumdar threatened the cricketer for an interview with him. He sent messages in very harsh and rude language.

Majumdar claimed on Twitter that he would take legal action against Saha. He accused the cricketer of bugging the screenshots of the messages.

This led to an investigation by the BCCI committee comprising vice-president Rajeev Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal, and councilor Prabhtej Singh Bhatia. The committee found the journalist guilty of intimidating Wriddhiman Saha.

What does the ban mean for Majumdar?

  • 2-year ban on getting accreditation of the press in any of the cricket matches in India.
  • 2-year ban on getting any interview with any registered player in India.
  • 2-year ban on access to any BCCI and members associations owned cricket facilities.

Also, a BCCI official told Indian Express that the board would inform all state units not to allow him inside stadiums. An official told the newspaper, “We will be informing all state units of the Indian cricket board not to allow him inside stadiums. He won’t be given media accreditation for home matches, and we will also be writing to ICC to blacklist him. Players will be asked not to engage with him.”