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BCCI bans journalist Boria Majumdar for 2 years for ‘intimidation’ of Wriddhiman Saha

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No press accreditation, interviews with registered gamers or access to cricket facilities owned by BCCI or its member associations

Wriddhiman Saha turns one fine, India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 4th day, November 28, 2021

Wriddhiman Saha had tweeted screenshots of messages he had bought from Majumdar in February  •  BCCI

The BCCI has banned Boria Majumdar, the Kolkata-basically based mostly journalist Wriddhiman Saha had pointed at for “threat and intimidation”, for 2 years. Majumdar will no longer gain press accreditation for home or world fits in India, interviews with any “registered gamers”, and access to cricket facilities owned by the BCCI or the bellow/member associations.

In a missive despatched to its participants, the BCCI stated that a 3-member committee comprising vice-president Rajeev Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal and councillor Prabhtej Singh Bhatia had spoken to every Saha and Majumdar and concluded that Majumdar’s actions “had been indeed within the character of threat and intimidation”. They instructed the sanctions to the BCCI’s Apex Council, which agreed and imposed the ban.

In February, Saha, who had been dropped from India’s Test crew for the home series against Sri Lanka, had taken to Twitter to submit a screenshot of messages that a journalist had despatched him on WhatsApp. The screenshot confirmed the sender soliciting for Saha “to construct an interview with me”, to which Saha did not reply. The messages finally took a extra aggressive tone: “You did not name. Never again will I interview you. I build no longer take insults kindly. And I will bear in mind this. This wasn’t something ypu [sic] can savor to savor carried out.”

Despite the truth that Saha hadn’t named the journalist in question, Majumdar responded on March 5, announcing he would serve a ethical detect to Saha for defamation. Majumdar, in a video he attach out on social media, stated the screenshot Saha had attach out became as soon as a doctored model of an replace between the 2.

The BCCI, as it says within the message to the member associations, “had taken congnizance of this incident and deemed it essential to analyze and probe the topic to preserve some distance from the recurrence of such cases with other gamers”, and fashioned the three-member committee. The committee subsequently “belief of the submissions” of Saha and Majumdar sooner than arriving at their decision.

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