BCCI banned a journalist Boria Majumdar for two years on Wednesday for “intimidating” Saha.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India banned senior journalist Boria Majumdar for two years on Wednesday for intimidating Wriddhiman Saha. A journalist allegedly intimidated the veteran India wicket-keeper into not giving an interview. In March of this year, he revealed all the details to a BCCI committee investigating the matter. In a Twitter video, journalist Boria Majumdar identified himself as the person accused by Saha. A three-member committee met with Saha in New Delhi to investigate the 37-year-allegations old’s against the unnamed journalist.
Moreover, I have told the committee everything I know. Shared all the details with them. I can’t tell you much right now. BCCI has asked me not to talk about the meeting outside as they will answer all your queries,” Saha told reporters after appearing before the committee.
BCCI banned journalist Boria Majumdar for two years
NDTV obtained a copy of the BCCI order, which stated that Majumdar barred from attending any domestic or international cricket matches in India as a member of the press. It also state that Majumdar is barred from interviewing any register players in India for the next two years. He also barred from using any BCCI or member association-own cricket facilities for the next two years.
Saha, a centrally-contracted player, made the charge in a series of tweets on February 23, prompting the BCCI to launch an investigation.
It all start when the 37-year-old passed over for the home series against Sri Lanka. In an outburst, Saha revealed some private dressing room conversations he had with head coach Rahul Dravid.
He claimed that Dravid informed him in South Africa that he was no longer a part of the team.
The wicketkeeper-batsman also reveal that Chetan Sharma, the chairman of the national selection committee, inform him that he no longer being consider. Saha recently demoted to Group C on the BCCI’s central contracts list.