• BCCI will look into Wriddhiman Saha and his threat episode

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    Digital Desk: In the previous few months, Indian cricket has seen a slew of issues. The current case is on experienced wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha, who allegedly got a slew of nasty WhatsApp texts from a journalist. The 37-year-old, who has been omitted from the forthcoming Test series against Sri Lanka, came to Twitter on Saturday (February 19) and released a copy of those chats, expressing his displeasure with the treatment he received from a "so-called" journalist. According to the most recent developments, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is calling for a "thorough investigation" into the situation to determine who is to blame. It has been established that the matter will not be closed until "every single detail" of Saha's interview and the shared tweet is investigated. The BCCI also wants to know whether any other cricketer has had a similar problem. Also Read: One’s mother tongue is a fundamental component of one’s culture and identity: Farook Abdullah “Saha is a contracted cricketer of the BCCI. The onus is on the Board to not let its own player down. That aside, if there is any kind of a nexus at work here, one has to look into it,” a BCCI official was cited as saying by the Times of India. Meanwhile, in an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Saha said that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had promised him of a spot in the team. “The biggest shock was that when I scored 61 against New Zealand in Kanpur despite being injured, Dada (as BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is referred to), texted to congratulate me and said I didn’t need to worry about anything till he is there. Naturally, I was shocked at what I was told immediately one series after,” the veteran cricketer was quoted as saying. Notably, some previous reports indicated Ganguly had just attended selection meetings. As a result, Saha's comment has fueled the fire even more “What was the need for a BCCI official to speak with Wriddhiman Saha and assure him of a place in the side? ‘I don’t need to worry till he’s there’. Kitni galat baat hai yeh (How wrong it is to say something like this),” officials add. “First the Virat incident happened, then all this. And then he’s (Saha) posted that tweet of the screenshot (of messages he received from a journalist). What the h*** is happening? The Board has to act because enough is enough,” say those tracking developments.  

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