The apex council of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has received a conflict of interest complaint about MS Dhoni’s appointment as India’s mentor for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
It is going to be the first-ever T20 World Cup without Dhoni for India but the BCCI has made sure not to lose its legacy. Once again, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Dhoni will reunite as one force to generate fruitful results for the men in blue.
The BCCI looked cheerful on adding Dhoni as the team’s mentor believing that the world’s successful captain will help India clinch the World Cup trophy after years.
However, as the retired Indian captain still leads Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), it violates one of BCCI’s articles that declares that no person can be in charge of two separate posts in the same entity.
Consequently, one of the journalists on Twitter revealed that former Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta has written to BCCI’s apex council following Dhoni’s appointment.
The tweet reads that,
MS Dhoni’s appointment was questioned on grounds of conflict of interest. Sanjeev Gupta writes to apex council. Why was Dravid not allowed earlier? Why was he forced to leave RR? How can CSK captain be Indian team mentor? BCCI has yet to respond. Let’s see what transpires.
Rahul Dravid was named NCA director while he was already employed with India Cements, which owns CSK. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) still dismissed the case against Dravid and now so is the case with Dhoni.
Reportedly, one of the BCCI sources has answered the complaint saying,
”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,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
You can see the India T20 World Cup squad here
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