IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Sourav Ganguly feels MS Dhoni should have made a statement

Sourav Ganguly felt MS Dhoni should have clarified his stance on the ongoing spot-fixing saga © Getty Images

New Delhi: Jun 1, 2013

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said on Friday that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should have clarified his stance on the Indian Premier League 2013 spot-fixing controversy by making a ‘one-line statement’ during his press conference.

“Dhoni is in the toughest position at the moment. But he should have made a one-line statement. He could have said, ‘Listen, we have got a Champions Trophy to play and we can restore the faith by winning it.’,” Ganguly said, as reported by Times of India.

“I can sympathize with him as everyone wants an explanation from him,” Ganguly told a TV channel.

“It is not his fault that he was picked up by Chennai Super Kings. It is not his fault that Gurunath [Meiyappan] is involved in betting. I don’t think there is any conflict of interest there,” Ganguly added.

Talking about keeping player-checks in a tournament like IPL, Ganguly said, “It is not possible to monitor everyone. We were told to be careful.”

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