BCCI clarifies if MS Dhoni can compete in overseas leagues as a player or serve as mentor


The former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has been a part of Chennai Super Kings(CSK). It has been noted that the host of IPL franchise owners are buying teams in the upcoming T20 tournaments which are to be based out of South Africa and UAE. The Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) are not willing to change its policy to restrict the involvement of Indian players in overseas leagues. As per the current policy of the BCCI, any contracted India cricketer will have to retire and cut all ties with the board before getting involved in any overseas league. 

MS Dhoni has to retire to compete in overseas leagues


The owners of Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants have bought teams in South Africa T20 league. On the other hand, MI , DC and KKR have teams in UAE’s International T20 League.

“It’s clear, no Indian player including domestic players can take part in any other league until he is retired from all forms of the game. If any player wants to take part in these upcoming leagues he can only do so when he cuts off all ties with the BCCI,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

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The restriction is not just limited to playing though. It has been cleared that if CSK decide to utilize the services of MS Dhoni as a mentor, they won’t be allowed to do so unless the legendary captain announces retirement from IPL first. “Then he can’t play IPL for CSK. He has to retire here first,” the BCCI official said.

Dhoni recently celebrated his 41st birthday in UK and the Indian wicket-keeper and batsman Rishabh Pant was spotted at the party. Dhoni is gearing up to represent Chennai Super Kings(CSK) all again in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL).

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