Saturday 19 April 2014
News updated at 12:33 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.4°C
Min : 22.5°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Dhoni should end conflict of interest: New BCCI treasurer

New Delhi, June 11, 2013 (PTI):
Reuters File Image

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's alleged conflict of interest situation has not gone down well with the BCCI with its new treasurer Ravi Savant saying that he should immediately disassociate himself from the company.

Savant said that Dhoni should be given a notice for conflict of interest if it was not part of his contract earlier.

Dhoni found himself in a controversy when it came to light that he had 15 per cent stake in Rhiti Sports, which also manages Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Pragyan Ojha, besides the Indian captain.

However, the firm has made it clear that Dhoni was a shareholder only for a brief period, and currently has no stakes.


"Dhoni should immediately disassociate himself from the management firm while he is captain. Dhoni should be given a notice for conflict of interest if this was not part of his contract earlier," Savant said in a statement to NDTV.

The BCCI had said that it would look into the issue of conflict of interest after the Champions Trophy was over.

"I don't want to disturb the team during the Champions Trophy. I gain nothing by doing that. We have taken note of the issue. We are looking into it but we are not going to hound someone," BCCI's interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya had told a press conference here yesterday.

Rhiti Sports management was set up and run by Dhoni's long-time friend Arun Pandey, who played three first-class matches.

In 2010, Dhoni signed up with Rhiti Sports reportedly for Rs 210 crore, an average of Rs 70 crore a year, the costliest deal in Indian cricket.

Interestingly, two of these players -- Raina and Jadeja -- are part of the same IPL franchise, the Chennai Super Kings, which is also captained by Dhoni.
Ojha had joined Rhiti Sports during Australia's last tour of India.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Runners, wearing jackets from the 2013 Boston Marathon, add their message to a cloth banner after...

Runners, wearing jackets from the 2013 Boston Marathon, add their message to a cloth banner after...

Yesenia Del Carmen 8, carries a cross reading 'No to the Deportations,' 'as she and her...

Yesenia Del Carmen 8, carries a cross reading 'No to the Deportations,' 'as she and her...

South Sudanese fleeing an attack on the South Sudanese town of Rank, rest during arrival at a...

South Sudanese fleeing an attack on the South Sudanese town of Rank, rest during arrival at a...

A sand sculpture of Simon Zelotes preaching the gospel is seen during Holy Week celebrations in...

A sand sculpture of Simon Zelotes preaching the gospel is seen during Holy Week celebrations in...

Rescue workers operate near floats where the capsized passenger ship 'Sewol' sank, during the...

Rescue workers operate near floats where the capsized passenger ship 'Sewol' sank, during the...

Pilgrims light candles held in orange skins on Good Friday in Tanarandy Mission April 18, 2014...

Pilgrims light candles held in orange skins on Good Friday in Tanarandy Mission April 18, 2014...

Leaked oil is seen on the surface of the sea near the site where the capsized passenger ship...

Leaked oil is seen on the surface of the sea near the site where the capsized passenger ship...

Firefighters stand near the remains of beachfront homes which caught fire in Sea Isle City, New...

Firefighters stand near the remains of beachfront homes which caught fire in Sea Isle City, New...

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA...

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA...

Women adjust their outfits as they prepare to take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony...

Women adjust their outfits as they prepare to take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523