The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned journalist Boria Majumdar for two years after the investigating committee found him guilty of intimidating Wriddhiman Saha.

The Indian Cricket Board is likely to ban Boria Majumdar for two years for threatening Wriddhiman Saha. The BCCI committee found him guilty of intimidating the veteran wicket-keeper over an interview request.

“We will inform all the state associations to not allow him inside stadiums. He won’t be given media accreditation for the home games and we will also be writing to the ICC to blacklist him. Players will be told not to engage with him,” a top BCCI official told The Sunday Express on condition of anonymity.

Saha wrote about the incident on February 19 this year.  “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.” He also shared screenshots of the messages that he had received.

Taking cognizance of the matter, the BCCI formed a committee comprising vice-president Rajeev Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal and apex council member Prabhtej Bhatia to probe the matter.

Saha disclosed Majumdar’s name to the committee. Meanwhile, Boria had accused the cricketer of “doctoring” the screenshots of the messages.

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