Former India captain MS Dhoni has been appointed as the mentor of Team India for the T20 World Cup starting from October 17. After making Dhoni a mentor, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly thanked Dhoni. Ganguly said that Dhoni’s immense experience will come in handy for the Indian team and he is fully prepared to help Team India. Will be the mentor of the Indian team for the World Cup.
T20 World Cup 2021: Sourav Ganguly told why Dhoni was made mentor
In a BCCI tweet, Ganguly said, “Including Dhoni in the team is a way to utilize his immense experience for the T20 World Cup. I thank Dhoni for accepting BCCI’s offer to help the team for this tournament. In the 2007 T20 World Cup and in the 2011 ODI World Cup – India won. Apart from this, Dhoni also won the Champions Trophy in 2013. Dhoni is currently with his Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings and is preparing for the T20 league to resume from September 19 in the UAE.
Controversy over making Dhoni a mentor
By the way, there has also been a controversy over making MS Dhoni the mentor of Team India. The BCCI’s Apex Council on Thursday received a complaint against the appointment of Dhoni as a mentor, citing conflict of interest rules in the Lodha Committee recommendations. Former Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta has sent a letter to the members of the Apex Council that Dhoni’s appointment is in violation of the conflict of interest rules wherein one person cannot hold two posts.
A BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity, “Yes, Gupta has sent a letter to the members of the Apex Council which includes Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah. He has referred to Article 38(4) of the Constitution of BCCI, according to which a person cannot hold two different posts. The Apex Council will need to consult its legal team to examine its implications. Dhoni is a team player on the one hand and will also be the mentor of the national team on the other which raises questions and needs clarity.