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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to ask Wriddhiman Saha for an explanation for the comments he has made recently against BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, national team coach Rahul Dravid and chief selector Chetan Sharma. BCCI thinks Saha's outburst is a violation of protocols, which needs to be followed by a centrally contracted cricketer.

"There is a possibility that the BCCI could ask Wriddhiman as to how he spoke on selection matters being a centrally contracted cricketer,” Arun Dhumal told PTI.

“As far as the president is concerned, he has tried to motivate him. The board might like to know what made him go public with his dressing room conversations with coach Dravid,” he added.

Dhumal also said that, the annual central contracts that players sign (Saha is in Group B with an annual salary of Rs 3 crore) has a clause 6.3, which apparently Saha has violated.

Clause 6.3 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 the opinion of the BCCI is adverse to and /or not in the interest of the game, team or BCCI in any media….”

Saha made a private conversation with Dravid public and also spoke about a message sent by the BCCI president.

As per reports, BCCI will take a call with Saha on the matter very soon. BCCI officials said that Saha should have refrained from making his conversations with Dravid public as it has certainly dented his image.

“Rahul Dravid said that he is not “hurt” but wanted to clearly communicate with the player. It’s a private conversation and even if he was hurt, he should have kept quiet. Dravid became a bigger person as what Saha did was show the head coach in a bad light,” a senior BCCI official said.