Lalit Modi and MS Dhoni during Indian Premier League 2010 edition © BCCI
Lalit Modi and MS Dhoni during Indian Premier League 2010 edition © BCCI

Lalit Modi, who was once a big name in Indian cricket fraternity, is now mostly remembered for alleged corruptions. He was the Chairman and Commissioner of Indian Premier League from 2008 to 2010. Modi, who has been currently out of the country to escape the charges against him, has recently leaked the offer letter of former Indian captain MS Dhoni‘s employment terms with India Cements and raises some serious allegations against him. The Indian Cements company is owned by N Srinivasan, who is the former BCCI president. READ:MS Dhoni finds one more admirer in Olympian Caster Semenya

Modi’s indirect allegations over Dhoni might look strange but one should not forget that he was sacked as IPL chief after questioning the motive behind the employment when Dhoni earns approximately INR 100 crore annually. Modi leaked the information by posting the contract letter of Dhoni from his official Instagram account and wrote, “It seems only in #india#contempt after contempt continues by the #old #guards of @bcci – How ? My best guess is #northblock. But most #puzzling is this #employment #contract of #MSD – WHY ? he earns 100’s of crores a year will he #agree to be #SRINI’S #employee. bet there are many such contracts.” (sic)

After this post by Modi, his son Ruchir Modi, who is set to contest for Rajasthan Cricket Association elections too reacted to the post and raised questions.

After taking a close look at the contract letter, it came to notice that Dhoni was appointed vice-president (marketing) with India Cements in 2012 and still holds that position. His basic pay is only INR 43,000 monthly, fixed dearness allowance is INR 21,970 per month, special pay of INR 20,000, special allowance of INR 60,000, enhanced HRA INR 20,400 and special HRA INR 8,400. In addition, he also got INR 175 for education/newspapers expenses.