Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha has been at the center of multiple controversies lately. The 37-year-old was dropped from the Indian squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. He was evidently disappointed as his outburst came out in public. Saha made some sensational revelations regarding his conversations with head coach Rahul Dravid and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, which became a talking point in the cricket circle.
Saha had said that Dravid indirectly suggested him to take retirement, saying the team is not looking at him for future assignments. On the other hand, he also said Ganguly had assured him a place in the side in November last year. As per the latest developments, these statements can put Saha in trouble as he has violated the protocols, which should be followed by a centrally-contracted cricketer.
Notably, Saha has a Group B contract which sees him earning INR three crore annualy. The wicketkeeper-batter has violated the clause 6.3 of the central contract which states: “Player shall not make any comments about the game, officials, incidents that happened in the game, use of technology, selection matters or any other matter related to the game which is in opinion of the BCCI is adverse to and /or not in the interest of the game, team or BCCI in any media.”
As Saha revealed conversations within the dressing room and from the board, BCCI is likely to question him. “Yes, there is a possibility that BCCI could ask Wriddhiman as to how he spoke on selection matters being a centrally contracted cricketer,” BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said. “As far as the president is concerned, he had tried to motivate him. The board might like to know what made him go public with his dressing room conversations with coach Dravid. So will BCCI serve a formal showcause notice or ask him verbally about the issue? We haven’t yet decided on the matter. We are all busy but a call will be taken on a few days,” he added.