Dhoni snubbed by Lancashire Academy manager

Indian captain MS Dhoni was heading for a photo shoot straight after practice as per a request from the England & Wales Cricket Board Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Aug 31, 2011

Indian captain M S Dhoni was reportedly barred from entering the Indoor Academy at Old Trafford on Thursday because he was wearing spike shoes.

Dhoni was scheduled for a photo shoot requested by England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after the practice session on Thursday.

But the manager at Lancashire Academy did not allow him to enter at the entrance because of spikes in Dhoni s shoes that could have caused damage to the synthetic turf.

According to a report in Indian Express, Dhoni tried to explain to the manager but the latter did not budge. An angry Indian captain left the academy without attending the photo shoot.

Indian team manger in the England tour, Shivlal Yadav said that ECB chairman Giles Clarke has been informed about the misbehavior and the Indian team management awaits an action by the ECB, said the report.