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Former India captain MS Dhoni, who will don the mentor’s hat in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, will not charge money, confirmed BCCI secretary Jay Shah. The global T20 meet is scheduled to take place in the UAE and Oman and will run between October 17 and November 14.
Shah said that the BCCI is grateful for MS Dhoni as the former captain agreed to serve the team during the World Cup. Incidentally, the BCCI had roped in the services of the former India captain for only the T20 world Cup as the board secretary announced the unforeseen decision when the squad was announced last month.
The announcement from Mr. @JayShah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI, which made the entire nation happy.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 8, 2021
“MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup,” Jay Shah said, as quoted by ANI. Shah added that he is grateful to Dhoni for the said gesture.
MS Dhoni is in the UAE with CSK and will join the Indian team following the completion of IPL 2021. The 40-year-old, who retired last year, is the only captain in history to win three ICC titles – World T20 in 2007, ICC ODI World Cup in 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
India-England warm-up game ahead of T20 World Cup cancelled
Initially, Virat Kohli’s men were scheduled to take on the England T20 World Cup squad on October 18 and then battle Australia on October 20 in an afternoon match.
The new schedule pits India and Australia against each other in an evening fixture, starting at 7:30 PM IST in Dubai on October 18. The Indian cricket team’s second T20 World Cup warm-up match will be against South Africa in Dubai on October 20. The game between India and South Africa will start at 7:30 PM IST as well.
India will begin their T20 World Cup campaign under Virat Kohli’s captaincy against Pakistan in Dubai on October 24.
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