Cricket journalist, Boria Majumdar is well on the verge of getting banned by BCCI for a couple of years wherein he will not be allowed inside any stadium in the country. BCCI will also be suggesting to the ICC that they should blacklist Majumdar, according to a report in Indian Express. The news comes after a three-member panel set up by BCCI found Boria Majumdar guilty of threatening the India wicket-keeper batter Wriddhiman Saha.
The incident took place on February 19 as Wriddhiman Saha had tweeted the screenshot of his conversation with the journalist which showed how Majumdar threatened the cricketer to appear in an interview.
As per the quotes in Indian Express, an anonymous BCCI official said, “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.”
“After all of my contributions to Indian cricket… this is what I face from a so-called ‘Respected’ journalist! This is where journalism has gone.” Saha had tweeted, he also shared screenshots of purported messages that he had received. One of them said: “You did not call. Never again will I interview you. I don’t take insults kindly. And I will remember this.”
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
Meanwhile, Boria Majumdar had riposted the accusations, saying that Saha is selectively making some of the tweets public because of which the facts have been misinterpreted. He also added that he will be taking legal action against the cricketer.
Following the incident, several Indian cricketers came out in public and urged the BCCI to step in. BCCI then formed a 3-man panel comprising vice-president Rajeev Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal, and apex council member Prabhtej Bhatia to probe Saha’s allegation.