The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned sports journalist Boria Majumdar for two years for “threatening and intimidating” Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha.
The committee of BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal and councillor Prabhtej Singh Bhatia agreed with the charges brought by Saha against Majumdar and recommended to the BCCI Apex Committee that for two years, the journalist be
– Banned from getting accreditation as a member of the press in any match (domestic or international) in India
– Banned from getting any interviews with registered players in India; and
– Banned from access to any of BCCI or member association-owned cricket facilities.
The Apex Committee has accepted the probe panel’s recommendations.
The said interaction between Saha and Majumdar occurred on Twitter, after which BCCI decided to probe the matter to avoid a repeat of similar instances with other players.