The controversy related to messages sent by a ‘respected journalist’ to Wriddhiman Saha seems to be snowballing. In its latest development, sources close to the BCCI have claimed that they want the apex body to conduct a ‘thorough investigation’ into the matter.
Former cricketers came in support of Saha after he shared the messages where the journalist is apparently upset and subtly warns him of repercussions for not taking his call. The journalist in question apparently wanted to conduct an interview with the batsman-wicketkeeper after he revealed that he was indirectly told to ‘retire’ by the head coach Rahul Dravid.
The sources are also interested to dive into the claims that Ganguly assured Saha of his place as long as he is at the BCCI helm. According to the sources, Ganguly did not have any capacity to promise such assurances to the batsman-wicketkeeper and therefore want an investigation for that matter also.
“The Rahul Dravid-bit is understandable. He’s the national coach and may have wanted to keep his players in the loop. That’s between the coach and the players. What was the need for a BCCI official to speak with 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” said the official as reported by TOI.
The BCCI has been marred with controversies over the months. It all started with Kohli relinquishing the T20 captaincy. Later on, Rohit Sharma was appointed as the ODI captain. Kohli contradicted Ganguly’s statement where he said that the board requested him to continue as the skipper but he didn’t listen. After India’s defeat in South Africa, Kohli resigned immediately.
In the meantime, the chairman selection committee has handed the test captaincy to Rohit Sharma and has said they will look to groom the future captain under the batsman. India’s next assignment is the T20 and test series against Sri Lanka commencing from 24th February.