Dhoni to launch his cricket academy in Jharkhand; may also own a IPL team

It’s good when top sportsmen after achieving heights give back to the game and with Mahendra Singh Dhoni you can always expect that. The Indian limited-overs skipper will set-up a cricket academy in his home state in Jharkhand and is expected to be operational from August 15, 2015.

As reported by India Today, Dhoni’s Arca Foundation Trust has signed an agreement with Delhi Public School (DPS) in Bokaro, which will allow the academy to function from the school.

Over the years, Dhoni has inspired many cricketers from Jharkhand and this will put the Steel City of Bokaro to the cricket map. More than six dozen academies have opened in the state in the recent years. As reported, Dhoni’s academy will not only train kids with their cricketing skills but also impart knowledge about leadership.

The media house also reported about the speculations on Dhoni taking over the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) side, Chennai Super Kings (CSK). There are also reports that he might own a team based out of Ranchi. Dhoni isn’t new to the role of an owner. He co-owns football side Chennaiyin FC in Indian Super League (ISL), Ranchi team in Hero Hockey India League (HIL) and FIM Supersport World Championship team Mahi Racing team India.