Conflict of Interest Issue: Probe initiated against MS Dhoni

| Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 18:26
First Published |

In another row involving India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has initiated a probe in his alleged conflict of interest linking Rhiti Sports Management, a company that handles his and team-mates Suresh Rain and Ravindra Jadeja’s commercial interests. 

The decision to begin investigation against Dhoni was taken at the time of a BCCI's working committee meeting in July 2013.

The present board President Jagmohan Dalmiya also wants that any player with any association with a player management company needs to reveal and have no further connection if they are under a BCCI contract.

The controversy caught limelight after it was revealed that Dhoni holds 15 percent shares at Rhiti, a company owned by his friend Arun Pandey, which also handles IPL team Chennai Super Kings.

However, Rhiti later in a statement claimed that the India ODI Captain had no shares with the company.

‘Captain Cool’ is currently in Bangladesh leading India in three-match ODI series. MS Dhoni was fined 75 percent of his match fees on Friday for an on-field collision with Bangladesh bowler Mustafizur Rahman during the first one-dayer in Mirpur. (Also Read: India-Bangladesh 1st ODI: MS Dhoni fined 75% of match fee for shoving Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman)

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