The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) has formed a committee to look into the threats sent to Wriddhiman Saha. Saha was recently threatened by a senior journalist after he ignored his interview calls. The wicketkeeper-batter uploaded a screengrab of the chat on his official Twitter account. The netizens came in support of the 37-year-old and slammed the journalist.
The journalist was asking for an interview after Saha was dropped from the India squad for the Sri Lanka series post which the keeper-batter made some shocking revelations, saying that Rahul Dravid asked him to consider retirement and that the management informed him that he won’t be considered for future series.
Meanwhile, the board has formed a three-member committee to look into the matter. The committee comprises BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla, Treasurer Arun Dhumal, and Apex Council Member Prabhtej Singh Bhatia. Initially, Saha refused to reveal the name of the journalist but now he has reportedly agreed for the same.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has today constituted a three-member committee to look into the matter of Wriddhiman Saha receiving threats and intimidation from a senior journalist,” BCCI said in a release.
The board added that the committee proceedings will start as early as next week. Meanwhile, Saha also pulled out of the ongoing Ranji Trophy where he was supposed to represent the Bengal team.
“The three-member committee comprises BCCI Vice-President Mr. Rajiv Shukla, BCCI Treasurer Mr. Arun Singh Dhumal and BCCI Apex Council Member Mr. Prabhtej Singh Bhatia. The committee will start the proceedings as early as next week.” BCCI stated that a “centrally contracted cricketer was allegedly threatened by a senior journalist for not responding to his messages asking for an interview”.