Jagmohan Dalmiya promises BCCI will look into MS Dhoni's 'conflict of interest'

MS Dhoni reportedly held 15 per cent shares in a sports management firm called Rhiti Sports © PTI

New Delhi: Jun 10, 2013

Indian cricket board interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on Monday promised to look into MS Dhoni’s alleged conflict of interest after the team returns from the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 being held in England and Wales.

“I don’t want to disturb the team during the Champions Trophy. I gain nothing by doing that. We have taken a note of the (Dhoni) issue, we are looking into it but we are not going to hound someone,” said Dalmiya at an emergency meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in New Delhi.

Dhoni courted controversy recently following reports that he held 15 per cent stake in Rhiti Sports Management, which manages cricketers Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Pragyan Ojha, besides the Indian captain.

The company claimed that Dhoni held the shares for a brief while, and those were transferred back to the company in April after the payments to the India captain were cleared.

“As on date, MSD has no shares in Rhiti Sports Management. However, some shares were allotted to MSD on March 22, only to secure certain old outstandings that were due for more than a year,” Arun Pandey, chairman and managing director of Rhiti Sports, had said.