BCCI issues clarification on MS Dhoni’s conflict of interest
Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued a clarification on the conflict of interest issue allegedly involving Team India’s ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Rhiti Sports Management. Dhoni was reportedly linked to the company in 2013. The firm also manages other cricketers such as Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.
In a media release, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said he has been misquoted by the press. "It appears I have been misquoted as far as Mr Mahendra Singh Dhoni is concerned," he said.
BCCI President issues clarification on MS Dhoni pic.twitter.com/wPTx7bscXE— BCCI (@BCCI) June 20, 2015
It was earlier reported that BCCI was setting up a probe committee to look into the matter. Cricket’s governing body in India released a statement saying that Jagmohan Dalmiya is looking to implement the decision taken by the Working Committee in 2013.
‘Captain Cool’ was the subject of much speculation two years ago when it was known that he held 15 per cent stakes in Rhiti Sports Management Pvt Ltd, a company owned by his friend Arun Pandey, according to a report in ‘Cricbuzz’.
Pandey later came out with a statement saying that Dhoni held the shares only for a temporary period.
The BCCI statement said that it will be asking players to disclose their involvement in sports management companies, but it is yet to be seen whether an actual probe will be set up to look into Dhoni's alleged conflict of interest.