BCCI not happy with Saha’s comments about Rahul Dravid

Kingshuk Kusari

Kingshuk Kusari

Author| Feb 25, 12:55 PM


The bosses at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are apparently not happy with Wriddhiman Saha outburst in the media. Saha’s emotional outburst came after he was snubbed from the Test team for the upcoming Sri Lanka series. Speaking to news agency PTI on Friday, 25 February, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal stated that the board might ask for an explanation from the veteran keeper due to his remarks against Rahul Dravid. 

BCCI contracted cricketers are not allowed to reveal details about the selection process due to clause 6.3 of the player’s contract, and BCCI considers that they can hold Saha liable for a violation over his comments made about coach Rahul Dravid.

Saha was allegedly told that he was not in consideration for the wicketkeeper’s position in the national team, something that came as a shock to him. The 37-year-old has vouched that he had had conversations with president Sourav Ganguly and the latter had vouched that Saha’s position is not under threat in the Test team.

According to Dhumal, the president of the BCCI had tried to keep the player’s morale up and Saha should not have made the matters of selection public in the national media.

“Yes, there is a possibility that BCCI could ask Wriddhiman as to how he spoke on selection matters being a centrally contracted cricketer,” Dhumal confirmed.

At the moment it is not known if BCCI would ask for a written or verbal response from Saha, but sources privy to the matter disclosed to PTI that the people at the top are not happy with his behaviour.

Saha played his last in the Test series against New Zealand where he scored a fighting half century to help India survive from a precarious position in the second innings.

  • Wriddhiman Saha
  • Rahul Dravid
  • Sourav Ganguly
  • WTC
  • SL vs IND 2022

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