Journalist banned over ‘threat’ to Wriddhiman Saha
The BCCI has imposed a two-year ban on journalist Boria Majumdar after its three-member committee found him guilty of intimidating India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha over an interview request.
The incident came to light after Saha posted a series of tweets on February 19 which captured screenshots of the scribe’s threatening messages.
The Telegraph has accessed a copy of the email BCCI’s interim CEO Hemang Amin sent to all the affiliated units on Wednesday informing them about the punishment meted out to the journalist and requesting for compliance.
“The BCCI committee considered the submissions by both Mr Saha and Mr Majumdar and concluded that the actions by Mr Majumdar were indeed in the nature of threat and intimidation. The committee recommended the following sanctions to the Apex Council of BCCI,” the email read.
“The Apex Council of BCCI agreed with the recommendations and imposed the following sanctions: (i) 2-year ban on getting any accreditation as a member of the press in any of the cricket matches (domestic and international) in
India; (ii) 2-year ban on getting any interview with any registered players in India; and (iii) 2-year ban on access to any of BCCI and members associations owned cricket facilities.”