MS Dhoni to charge no fees as a mentor for team Indian in T20 World Cup 2021
New Delhi : Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not be taking any fees for his role as a team mentor for T20 World Cup 2021, said BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
MS Dhoni's name was announced as the mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup which will be played in Oman and The UAE, starting October 17. Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri will remain the head coach of team India and will be supported by bowling coach – Bharat Arun and fielding coach R. Sridhar.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah Tuesday said that the board is grateful to Dhoni as the former captain agreed to serve the team during the quadrennial event – ICC T20 World Cup. Speaking to news agency ANI, Shah said the legend wouldn’t be charging a single penny for his new role. “MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup,” he said.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has won several trophies for team India, had announced his retirement from the international cricket in August 2020. However, he is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings.
Three-time champions CSK has reached the final of IPL for the record 9th time under the leadership of ‘captain marvel’ – Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After the completion of IPL 2021, Dhoni will join the Team India camp in UAE.