BCCI bans Boria Majumdar for two years in the Wriddhiman Saha case | Cricket News


MUMBAI: BCCI has imposed a two-year ban on talk show host/journalist Boria Majumdar after its three-member panel found him guilty of intimidating Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha following a an interview request.
In an email (TOI has a copy), with the subject: Sanctions against Mr. Boria Majumdar, addressed to all state associations on Wednesday, Hemang Amin, acting CEO of BCCI and COO of IPL, wrote : “Dear all, as you may know, Mr. Wriddhiman Saha had shared screenshots of messages sent by a journalist on the social media platform, Twitter, in which he stated that he felt intimidated by the conduct of the said journalist During the hearing, Mr. Saha named Mr. Boria Majumdar as a journalist.
“The BCCI had become aware of this incident and deemed it necessary to investigate and probe the matter to avoid the repetition of such cases with other players. In this regard, the BCCI formed a committee consisting of Rajiv Shukla, Vice -President of BCCI, Arun Dhumal, Treasurer, BCCI and Prabhtej Singh Bhatia, Advisor, BCCI.
The BCCI panel reviewed Saha’s and Majumdar’s submissions and concluded that Mr. Majumdar’s actions were indeed in the nature of threat and intimidation. The BCCI Committee has recommended the following sanctions to the BCCI Apex Council.
The BCCI Apex Council accepted the recommendations of the BCCI Committee and imposed the following sanctions:
1. 2 years ban from getting accreditation as a member of the press in any of the cricket matches (domestic and international) in India;
ii) 2 year ban on interviewing players registered in India; and
iii) 2-year ban on access to any of the cricket facilities owned by BCCI and member associations.”
“In view of the above, we kindly ask you to facilitate compliance with the aforementioned sanctions in your respective associations.”

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