Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is said to be not to charge any fee for mentoring the Indian cricket team. He will be guiding the team during this month’s T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly spoke to PTI on Tuesday. The cherished former captain is all set to mentor the Indian cricket team by the BCCI. Well, last month the announcement of the squad for the mega-event was made.
It is all scheduled to start on October 17. As per the statement officially released by Ganguly, he said, “Dhoni will not charge anything to mentor the Indian team.” BCCI secretary Jay Shah also said that MS Dhoni will not be charging any honorarium on Tuesday. As soon as the Indian cricket team’s fans, as well as MS Dhoni’s followers, came to know about the news they were very happy for the team and are looking forward to all the upcoming matches mentored by MS Dhoni.
He will be providing his services when he joins the Indian team as a mentor for the T20 World Cup for free. BCCI secretary Jay Shah opened to ANI saying, “MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup.” MS Dhoni is currently leading Chennai Super Kings and is a three-time IPL-winning captain. He was successful in bringing three major ICC trophies including the World T20, Champions Trophy, and World Cup to the country.
Jay Shah had said the decision to call up the retired international and the country’s most-celebrated white-ball cricketer was taken after he met MS Dhoni in Dubai. During the time, IPL teams had started converging to complete the unfinished Covid-hit Season 12. “He was okay with my decision and agreed to be a Team Mentor of Team India for the T20 World Cup only. I am glad that MS (Dhoni) has accepted the BCCI’s offer and he is keen to contribute to the national team once again. MS will work closely with Ravi Shastri as well as other support staff to provide support and direction to Team India,” Shah added.
When he was asked whether Virat Kohli and Shastri were consulted regarding the decision, Shah stated: “I spoke to the captain and vice-captain, as well as Ravi Shastri. They all are on the same page, so that’s why this matter has reached this conclusion.” The T20 World Cup will be taking place in UAE and Oman. There will be a total of 4 venues including Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. The tournament is all set to begin on October 17. It will start from the qualifying rounds and India kick off their T20 World Cup campaign. The Indian team will be playing against Pakistan. The match is all set to happen on October 24.