CHENNAI: India’s ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday took time off to meet former BCCI president N Srinivasan at his residence here, a move which invited criticism from some quarters.
A top source said that Dhoni met Srinivasan over breakfast and was at the ICC chairman’s residence for close to 45 minutes. After he left, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy met Srinivasan.
Srinivasan, who was earlier the owner of the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, had to detach himself from the Dhoni-led side due to conflict of interest.
The Tamil Nadu strongman was also removed from the BCCI top job after cases of fixing cropped up against his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, and he now serves as ICC chairman only.
CSK and Rajasthan Royals (RR) were suspended for two years by The Board of Control for Cricket in India after the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee found both the team owner’s, Meiyappan and Raj Kundra (RR) guilty of betting.
Dhoni, who has been the skipper of CSK for the past eight seasons, has refused to comment on his visit.
It is speculated that Dhoni had gone to meet Srinivasan to discuss matter relating to CSK but his visit has raised many eyebrows with few calling it a “breach of faith.”—PTI