Dhoni dodges 'conflict of interest' controversy

Jun 06, 2013, 00:19 IST | Agencies

After maintaining silence on the Indian Premier League spot fixing scandal, India skipper MS Dhoni did not even attempt to give his version in the possible 'conflict of interest' controversy.

Dhoni apparently had stakes in a sports management company Rhiti Sports which handles him and two of his India teammates. Asked if there are any distractions going into the Champions Trophy in the wake of recent controversies surrounding Indian cricket and the captain himself, Dhoni smartly dodged the query. 

“I think these are all the stuff that we’re not even thinking about or does not even cross our minds. What we are really looking forward to is the challenge,” Dhoni said yesterday.

“This is the first time we’ll be playing under the new set of rules outside India, and we need to adapt quickly and see how our boys are reacting... So that’s what we are looking forward to,” he added.

When reminded about his statement that Champions Trophy is one tournament that he would like to win, he said: “None of the trophy goes to my cabinet. What you need to realise is it’s for Team India.”

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