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Dhoni may have to answer BCCI on holdings in firm

Indian skipper MS Dhoni's troubles, it seems are far from over as he may have to face questions from the BCCI on his holdings in Rhiti Sports Management. Cleaning process

india Updated: Jun 11, 2013 11:43 IST
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Indian skipper MS Dhoni's troubles, it seems are far from over as he may have to face questions from the BCCI on his holdings in Rhiti Sports - company that manages Dhoni.

BCCI's interim president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Monday informed the press that the board will look into the allegations levelled against Dhoni.

While answering a question related to Dhoni's investments in certain businesses amounted to conflict of interest Dalmiya said, "I don't want to disturb the team during the Champions Trophy. We have taken a note of the (Dhoni) issue, we are looking into it but we are not going to hound anyone."

Dalmiya was addressing the press after the Emergent Working Committee meeting in Delhi.

Dhoni was under fire from all quarters after it was revealed that he had owned 15% shares in Rhiti Sports Management that manages cricketers Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Pragyan Ojha besides Dhoni. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/6/11_06_pg20b.jpg



BCCI has also proposed strict code of conduct for the players, and that they will have to furnish details of every financial transaction with any organisation or person during the T20 series.

They will also have to furnish their phone numbers one month before the league begins. The team owners to barred from dug-outs and dressing rooms during the matches.

However, Dhoni and team in England remained unperturbed by the scandal back home.

"As players, we can only control the things we are able to," Dhoni told mediapersons ahead of his team's second group league encounter against the West Indies at the Oval on Tuesday.

"We don't get to read newspapers and there are no channels. So we are not disturbed here. We can focus on cricket and do our own team exercises," he said.

The cricket board has now decided to seek the advice of millions of cricket fans from across the globe to clean up the game. They can log into BCCI's official website and provide their views, which will be taken into consideration while framing fresh guidelines for good governance.

“The working committee decided to take measures to clean up Indian cricket. Suggestions will be invited from all quarters, including franchisees, to ensure the T20 League is conducted in the best possible manner. A separate working committee meeting will be held soon to finalise the action plan,” a BCCI statement said.

The BCCI's Information and Technology committee chairman, Sudhir Dabir, said: “A separate link will be provided on the official website for the visitors to provide their suggestions. A committee will be constituted to study the suggestions. We expect thousands of them everyday, considering the strong following the game has in the country,” Dabir, also a board vice-president, said. The move will help the board win back the confidence of fans to an extent, but it will have to be braced for criticism as well.

with PTI inputs