Sports journalist Boria Majumdar is likely to be banned for two years by BCCI. He will not be allowed in any stadium in the country. A three-member BCCI committee found him guilty of intimidating Indian wicket-keeper batter Wriddhiman Saha over an interview request.
A top BCCI official told Indian Express on condition of anonymity, “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.”
On February 19, 2022, Wriddhiman Saha shared a post on Twitter along with screenshots and wrote,
“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.”
One of the screenshots shared by Wriddhiman Saha reads, “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
Many people came in support of Wriddhiman Saha after he shared the post and screenshots. Former Indian coach Ravi Shastri urged BCCI president Sourav Ganguly ‘to dive in.’ The BCCI formed a committee comprising vice-president Rajeev Shukla, apex council member Prabhtej Bhatia, and treasurer Arun Dhumal to probe Wriddhiman Saha’s allegation. Before the committee, Wriddhiman Saha identified Boria Majumdar and alleged that he was ‘bullied’ for an interview.
Boria Majumdar accused Wriddhiman Saha of ‘doctoring’ the screenshots of the WhatsApp messages he had posted on Twitter and later shared with the committee.