Boria Majumdar and cricketer Wriddhiman Saha controversy took a turn for the worse for former, as BCCI decided to ban the journalist for two years. The action against Majumdar comes in wake of the allegations levelled by Indian wicketkeeper, where Saha threatened and intimidated Saha.

The decision to ban Majumdar was decided by a 3-member committee formed comprising of comprising vice-president Rajiv Shukla, treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal, and Apex Council member Prabhtej Singh Bhatia by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

BCCI bans Boria Majumdar for two years for threatening Wriddhiman Saha; ICC could be next [details]

"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," a top BCCI official earlier quoted, according to a report by Indian Express.

Saha's shocking revelations

On February 19, Saha wrote on Twitter while sharing the screenshot of the chat, "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."

Wriddhiman Saha
A file picture of Wriddhiman Saha.IANS

One of the messages in the chat read as, "You did not call. Never again will I interview you. I don't take insults kindly. And I will remember this."

The report also said that Saha eventually identified Majumdar as the journalist in question when he came in front of the committee.

Majumdar eventually identified himself through a video on Twitter and claimed that he would take legal action against Saha. "While deposing before the committee, Saha identified Majumdar and alleged that he was "bullied" for an interview.

Meanwhile, Majumdar accused the cricketer of "doctoring" the screenshots of the WhatsApp messages he had posted on Twitter and later shared with the committee," further said the report.

Saha's tweet took the cricketing world by storm, with former India opener Virender Sehwag offering his support to Saha and urging him to name Majumdar, who hadn't been identified till then.

"Extremely sad. Such sense of entitlement, neither is he respected nor a journalist, just chamchagiri. With you Wriddhi," tweeted Sehwag at that time.

Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh too had called Saha to reveal the name of the journalist that time on Twitter.

"Wridhi you just name the person so that the cricket community knows who operates like this. Else even the good ones will be put under suspicion... What kind of journalism is this ? @BCCI @Wriddhipops @JayShah @SGanguly99 @ThakurArunS players should be protected."