BCCI Bans Boria Majumdar For 2 Years | Boria Majumdar Banned By BCCI For Intimidating Wriddhiman Saha
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned journalist Boria Majumdar for two years after its commitee found him guilty of intimidating Wriddhiman Saha. Majumdar had allegedly thrown harsh words at Saha on getting denied for an interview. The BCCI had formed a 3-member committee to investigate the case.Also Read – Boria-Saha Incident: What Does The 2-Year Ban By BCCI Mean For Journalist Boria Majumdar | SEE BCCI LETTER
“We will be informing all state units of the Indian cricket board to not 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,” a top BCCI official earlier quoted, according to a report by Indian Express. Also Read – Yuvraj Singh on Why India Has Failed at ICC Events; Recommends Ambati Rayudu’s Inclusion in Middle-Order
In February, Saha had shared a screenshot of the chat with a ‘journalist’, showing how Majumdar had intimidated him saying, “I don’t take insults kindly. And I will remember this.” However, at that point, Saha did not reveal the name of the journalist. Also Read – India Further Cement Lead At The Top in ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings
Support from the Cricket fraternity
Post the incident, the Indian wicket-keeper had received widespread support from the cricketing fraternity. Ravi Shastri, according to the report, had asked BCCI President Saurav Ganguly to intervene. Indian Coach Rahul Dravid had also expressed his solidarity with Saha.
The name of the journalist was revealed by Saha while deposing before the BCCI committee. The committee was headed by BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla. It also had BCCI treasurer, Arun Dhumal and Prabhtej Bhatia.