Journalist Boria Majumdar has been banned for two years after he was found guilty of bullying, threatening and intimidating wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha after the latter was dropped from the Test squad.
The committee of BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal and councillor Prabhtej Singh Bhatia agreed with the charges brought by Saha against Majumdar and recommended to the BCCI Apex Committee that for two years, the journalist be
– Banned from getting accreditation as a member of the press in any match (domestic or international) in India
– Banned from getting any interviews with registered players in India; and
– Banned from access to any of BCCI or member association-owned cricket facilities.
The Apex Committee has accepted the probe panel’s recommendations.
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. pic.twitter.com/woVyq1sOZX
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) February 19, 2022
The said interaction between Saha and Majumdar occurred on Twitter, after which BCCI decided to probe the matter to avoid a repeat of similar instances with other players.