India's ODI and T20 skipper is not having a good time © AFP
India’s ODI and T20 skipper is not having a good time © AFP

MS Dhoni, the One-Day International (ODI) and T20 skipper of India, is currently having a rough time. First he was involved in a filed collision with debutant pacer now there are reports coming in that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will investigate his alleged conflict of interest involving Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited. READ: Jagmohan Dalmiya clears air over MS Dhoni’s ‘conflict of interest’ issue

The controversy started back in 2013 when some media reports claimed Dhoni owned 15 percent shares at Rhiti, a company set up and run by his friend Arun Pandey, which also manages his commercial interests as well as that of his fellow India and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) teammate, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.

While talking to Hindustan Times, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya confirms these rumours. He said the matter is with the disciplinary committee. “We can only make an announcement about the outcome of the findings once the committee submits its report.” The BCCI three-member disciplinary committee comprised of Dalmiya himself, along with Jyotiraditya Scindia and KP Kajaria. Though Dalmiya didn’t give any deadline for the submission of the report, but hinted that it could be anytime soon.

But after this news published in media, BCCI President released a media release and informed that he has been misquoted. The release said, “It appears that I have been misquoted as far as Mr. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is concerned. I had said that the subject matter of disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Ajit Chandila is presently pending for final decision before the Disciplinary Committee of the Board.”

It further added, “When I was asked about Mr. Dhoni’s involvement with M/s Rhiti Sports, I only said that I intend to implement the decision of the BCCI earlier obtained in 2013 when I had chaired the Working Committee Meeting of the BCCI on 28th of July 2013 at Taj Bengal hotel in Kolkata that all players would have to submit declarations on their involvement / interest in any sports management companies, if any.”