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BCCI Apex Council Receives Conflict Of Interest Complaint Regarding MS Dhoni
By CricShots - Sep 9, 2021 4:41 pm
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On Thursday, the BCCI apex council has received a complaint against former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, who has been appointed as Team India’s mentor for the T20 World Cup, citing the conflict of interest clause in the Lodha Committee reforms. Former Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta has sent a letter to the apex council members that Dhoni’s appointment has been violating the Conflict of Interest clause, under which one person cannot hold two posts.

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Dhoni is also captain of the Chennai Super Kings IPL franchise. Informing the same, a BCCI source in PTI said, “Yes, Gupta has sent a letter to apex council members including Sourav (Ganguly) and Jay (Shah). He has cited clause 38 (4) of the BCCI constitution which loosely states that one person cannot be holding two separate posts. The Apex Council will need to consult its legal team to check the ramifications.”

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It is understood that Dhoni being a player in the IPL franchise and a mentor in another raises questions for which clarity is needed. MS Dhoni was named mentor for World T20 by secretary Jay Shah on the sidelines of the squad announcement on Wednesday.

One of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket, MS Dhoni-led India to two world titles — the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa, the 2011 ODI World Cup in India, and the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Dhoni is currently with his IPL team Chennai Super Kings, gearing up for the resumption of the IPL 2021 from September 19 in the UAE.

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Former Indian skipper’s retirement, announced by him through an Instagram post on August 15 last year, had taken the cricket world by surprise and he is yet to be even once about it after that.

MS Dhoni has played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs, and 98 T20Is in which he has amassed 4876, 10773, and 1617 runs respectively. He has largely kept a low profile after retiring internationally, focussing on his IPL engagements.

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