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The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday banned senior journalist Boria Majumdar for two years for intimidation. Wriddhiman Co:, The veteran India wicketkeeper had alleged that he was threatened by a journalist for not giving an interview. He disclosed all the details a BCCI The committee probing the case in March earlier this year. Journalist Boria Majumdar identified himself as an accused by Saha in a Twitter video. Earlier, a three-member committee had met Saha in New Delhi to probe the 37-year-old’s allegations against the unidentified journalist. Saha said, “I have told the committee everything that I know. I have shared all the details with them. I can’t tell you much right now. The BCCI asked me not to talk about the meeting outside.” Said because they will answer all your questions.” told reporters after appearing before the committee in New Delhi.
NDTV accessed the BCCI order which said that Majumdar has been banned from being recognized as a member of the press in any cricket match (domestic and international) in India. It also said that Majumdar has been banned for 2 years from interviewing any registered player in India. He has been banned for 2 years from accessing cricket facilities owned by any BCCI or member associations.
Centrally contracted player Saha had made several tweets on February 23 to level the allegation, following which the BCCI launched an investigation into the matter.
It all started after the 37-year-old was sidelined for the home series against Sri Lanka. Saha angrily revealed some secret dressing room conversations with head coach Rahul Dravid.
He said that Dravid had told him in South Africa that he was no longer in the scheme of things.
The wicketkeeper-batsman also revealed how the chairman of the national selection committee, Chetan Sharma, told him that they were no longer considering him. Saha was recently demoted to Group C of the BCCI’s central contracts list.
(with PTI inputs)
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