In the latest developments, the BCCI is all set to ban the cricket journalist Boria Majumdar for intimidating the Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.
In the aftermath of the infamous threat text scandal, the veteran cricket journalist Boria Majumdar is set to be slapped with a two-year ban from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Veteran Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha dropped a bomb when he revealed that a senior journalist has threatened him after the Bengal-born wicketkeeper refused to give the journalist an interview.
Saha also shared the screenshots of the conversation between him and the journalist. However, the Indian wicketkeeper didn’t reveal the identity of the person. Meanwhile, such allegations were enough to send shockwaves among the cricket fraternity.
After all of my contributions to Indian cricket..this is what I face from a so called “Respected” journalist! This is where the journalism has gone. pic.twitter.com/woVyq1sOZX
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) February 19, 2022
A few days later, Boria Majumdar came ahead and identified himself as the accused journalist on Twitter. He uploaded a video on Twitter accusing Saha of tampering with the screenshots while threatening him with a defamation suit.
“There are always two sides to a story. @Wriddhipops has doctored, tampered screenshots of my WhatsApp chats which have damaged my reputation and credibility. I have requested the @BCCI for a fair hearing. My lawyers are serving @Wriddhipops a defamation notice. Let truth prevail,” wrote Boria Majumdar.
There are always two sides to a story. @Wriddhipops has doctored, tampered screenshots of my WhatsApp chats which have damaged my reputation and credibility. I have requested the @BCCI for a fair hearing. My lawyers are serving @Wriddhipops a defamation notice. Let truth prevail. pic.twitter.com/XBsiFVpskl
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 5, 2022
In the wake of the huge controversy, the BCCI was quick to launch a probe and appointed a three-member committee. Now, as per the reports, the committee has found the journalist Boria Majumdar guilty and the BCCI is likely to impose a two-year ban on him.
“We will be informing all state units of the Indian cricket board to not allow him inside stadiums. He won’t be given media accreditation for home matches and we will also be writing to ICC to blacklist him. Players will be asked not to engage with him,” revealed a top BCCI official on condition of anonymity.