BCCI to review committee report on Wriddhiman Saha's clash with journalist

The BCCI Apex Council is currently discussing the committee's report on allegations made by cricketer Wriddhiman Saha against a senior journalist. Previously, Saha posted on Twitter to share his unpleasant story, namely about how a journalist named Boria Majumdar approached and intimidated him.

According to Saha, Majumdar wanted an interview and then the messages sent immediately turned into threats when he refused to give the interview.

The wicket-keeper batsman said the journalist had intimidated him at his meeting. BCCI has followed up on this issue by forming a panel consisting of three members. They are vice president Rajeev Shukla, treasurer Arun Dhumal, and Apex Council member Prabhtej Bhatia. The three of them are tasked with investigating Saha's accusations and solving this case.

Saha – Majumdar controversy

Last month, the 37-year-old cricketer recounted and brought the case to the Committee. On the other hand, Majumdar, the journalist accused by Saha, also argued with his own version. Saha said Majumdar had intimidated him by not allowing him to interview.

After more than a month, BCCI is expected to be able to immediately find a solution to this problem with the Apex Council meeting. ''Review of the Committee's report on the problem of Mr. Wriddhiman Saha,'' read point no.4 of the agenda of the meeting in the hands of PTI.

Meanwhile, Majumdar claimed that the Gujarat Titans batsman had faked and manipulated the WhatsApp screenshot of the chat before posting it to social media. It was Saha's alleged forgery of chat that eventually sparked big problems and controversies.

Previously, Saha had posted several tweets in February after he was kicked out of the Test squad. Saha was told by head coach Rahul Dravid that he was no longer being considered or involved in selection since the team wanted to prepare a younger player, Rishabh Pant, as a backup.

This confidential information was revealed by Saha. The former Kolkata Knight Rider and Chennai Super Kings player has played in 40 Tests since his debut in 2010. But in recent years, Saha has occupied a position in the team as the reserve wicketkeeper.

“After all of my contributions to Indian cricket..this is what I face from a so-called “Respected” journalist!” Saha wrote in his tweet.

Saha also shared a screenshot containing the message from the journalist. "You didn't call. Never again will I interview you. I don't take insults kindly. And I will remember this.”

Saha did not name the journalist directly in public. Although he did not write a name in the tweet, the journalist that Saha was referring to was Majumdar.

Previously, many former cricketers and also the former head coach of the India team, Ravi Shastri, sympathized with what happened to Saha. However, Majumdar even said that Saha had defamed him for falsifying screenshots.

The journalist has also sent all of the chat details, according to his version, to BCCI. Majumdar has told the sequence of events and according to him, he hasn't even spoken to Saha yet and has invited the committee to check his call records and Saha's call records.

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