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Boria Majumdar handed two-year ban for threatening Wriddhiman Saha

By BetBarter Staff

May 4, 2022

Senior Journalist Boria Majumdar has been banned for two years by the Indian Cricket Board for sending 'threatening and intimidating messages to Wriddhiman Saha. All state boards were sent a letter regarding the same by the board's interim president Hemang Amin.

The decision was made after the findings of the three-member committee, consisting of vice-president Rajeev Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal, and councilor Prabhtej Singh Bhatia, formed by BCCI to investigate Wriddhiman Saha's claims. Saha had claimed that he was bullied by a journalist after refusing to agree to an interview. Notably, he did not reveal the name of the journalist at first.

Before proposing the two-year suspension to the board's Apex Council, the three-member committee heard from both Saha and Majumdar. "Mr. Majumdar were indeed in nature of threat and intimidation," said the three-member committee to BCCI Apex Council.

The two-year ban prohibits Majumdar from:

  • Accreditation as a member of the press in any of the cricket matches (domestic and international) in India.
  • Getting any interviews with any centrally contracted players in India.
  • Access to any of the BCCI and members association-owned cricket facilities.

It all started when Saha shared a screenshot on social media days after being left out of the Indian Test team for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. The journalist told Saha in a one-sided message exchange that he was offended by the wicketkeeper's no response, adding that he doesn't take insults well.'

"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," read the caption of Saha's tweet.

Earlier, Majumdar told The Indian Express that he would file a defamation case against Saha. He said that Saha had manipulated the screenshots. "I’m filing a defamation case on Wriddhiman Saha. He has doctored, tampered and manipulated screenshots. Earlier today, I have sent the BCCI all the details and I have emailed everybody in the BCCI the entire sequence of events. I have also tweeted my side of the story," he had said.