Cricket journalist, Boria Majumdar is well very nearly getting banned by BCCI for two or three years wherein he won’t be permitted inside any stadium in the country. BCCI will likewise be proposing to the ICC that they ought to blacklist Majumdar, as per a report in Indian Express. The news comes after a three-member board set up by BCCI viewed Boria Majumdar to be entirely blameworthy for compromising the India wicket-keeper hitter Wriddhiman Saha.
The incident occurred on February 19 as Wriddhiman Saha had tweeted the screenshot of his discussion with the journalist which showed how Majumdar threatened the cricketer to show up 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 some screenshots of threat messages that he had received. One of them was: “You did not call. Never again will I interview you. I don’t take insults kindly. And I will remember this.”
In the meantime, Boria Majumdar had riposted the allegations, saying that Saha is specifically disclosing a portion of the tweets due to which the facts have been misconstrued. He likewise added that he will be making a legal move against the cricketer.
Following the incident, a few Indian cricketers turned out in broad daylight and asked the BCCI to step in. BCCI then, at that point, shaped a 3-man panel involving vice-president Rajeev Shukla, financier Arun Dhumal, and zenith board member Prabhtej Bhatia to test Saha’s allegation.