BCCI forms a three-person committee to investigate threats made against Wriddhiman Saha by a senior journalist

The BCCI has formed a three-man committee to investigate an alleged threat made by a senior journalist against Wriddhiman Saha for not agreeing to an interview.

BCCI committee investigates journalist's threat against Wriddhiman Saha (Reuters Photo)

BCCI committee investigates journalist’s threat against Wriddhiman Saha (Reuters Photo)

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  • BCCI committee investigating a journalist’s threat against Saha
  • Wriddhiman Saha has agreed to the investigation
  • Wriddhiman Saha initially refused to give the journalist’s name

The BCCI on Friday announced a three-member committee to investigate an alleged threat made by a senior journalist against Wriddhiman Saha for not agreeing to an interview.

While Saha initially refused to identify the journalist in a series of tweets on February 23, he now appears willing to reveal the journalist’s identity and has given his consent to an investigation.

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today formed a three-member committee to investigate the matter in which Wriddhiman Saha was threatened and intimidated by a senior journalist,” BCCI said in a press release.

“The Committee of three consists of BCCI Vice-President Mr. Rajiv Shukla, BCCI Treasurer Mr. Arun Singh Dhumal and BCCI Apex Council Member Mr. Prabhtej Singh Bhatia. The committee will begin negotiations as early as next week.” BCCI stated that a “centrally signed cricketer was allegedly threatened by a senior journalist for not responding to his messages asking for an interview”.

The BCCI took note of the matter, contacted Saha and decided to set up a three-person committee to investigate the matter.

The journalist’s WhatsApp messages had a threatening tone: “You didn’t call. I will never interview you again. I don’t like to take insults. And I’ll remember that.”

Saha, who has played 40 Tests, has already been told by the Indian team management that he will not play for India again.

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