BCCI Bans Sports Journalist Boria Majumdar For 2 Years For Intimidating Wriddhiman Saha

A couple of months ago, Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Wriddhiman Saha shared screenshots of his chat with a renowned journalist and alleged that he was threatened by him for an interview.

 

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Even though Saha didn’t reveal the journo’s name back then, it was unearthed that it was acclaimed sports journalist Boria Majumdar who did the act.

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Soon after Saha’s complaints, a three-member board was compiled to look into the matter by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) who found Majumdar guilty of intimidating Saha, reported Hindustan Times.

They went ahead and imposed a two-year ban on Majumdar concluding that his actions were “in the nature of threat and intimidation.” In the lengthy letter, the board listed sanctions being imposed on Majumdar.

The BCCI Committee recommended the following sanctions to the Apex Council of BCCI. The Apex Council of BCCI agreed with the recommendations of the BCCI Committee and imposed the following sanctions:

  •  2 (two) year ban on getting any accreditation as a member of the press in any of the cricket matches (domestic and international) in India;
  • 2 (two) year ban on getting any interview with any registered players in India; and
  • 2 (two) year ban on access to any of BCCI and members associations owned cricket facilities

You can read the entire draft here:

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In his defense, journalist Majumdar in a video claimed that Saha had tampered with screenshots of their WhatsApp chats and is soon to file a defamation case against him for damaging his reputation and credibility.

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