BCCI Bans Journalist Boria Mazumdar for two years for Intimidating Indian Cricketer

Guwahati: The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) has banned Indian journalist Boria Mazumdar for two years for sending threatening and intimidating communications to India wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha.

In an internal letter written to interim CEO Hemang Amin, the BCCI informed all state entities of the prohibition.

The decision was made after the Indian cricket board appointed a three-member committee to investigate the wicketkeeper’s charges, which included Vice-President Rajeev Shukla, Treasurer Arun Dhumal, and councillor Prabhtej Singh Bhatia. After refusing to agree to an interview, Saha said he was bullied by a journalist.

Before proposing the two-year punishment to the BCCI Apex council, the three-member committee heard from both Saha and Mazumdar.

The following sanctions have been imposed on Boria Majumdar, according to the internal letter:

  • A 2-year ban on getting any accreditation as a member of the press in any of the cricket matches (domestic and international) in India.
  • A 2-year ban on getting any interview with any registered players in India.
  • A 2-year ban on access to any of the BCCI and members association-owned cricket facilities.

The BCCI urged governmental agencies to guarantee that the journalist’s sanctions were followed.

When he uploaded screenshots of threats from the journalist in February, Saha did not reveal the journalist’s name. After the journalist refused to give him an interview, Saha said that he became confrontational.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Saha wrote, “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.”

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