Chennai Super Kings to have new captain for IPL 7?

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Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:51 [IST]
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CSK to have new captain?

Chennai, Mar 29: Chennai Super Kings are likely to have a new skipper for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 7) with MS Dhoni offering to quit captaincy following controversies around the franchise.

According to "The Times of India" report today, Dhoni is "extremely disappointed and annoyed" by reports of his name being dragged into spot-fixing allegations.

"As of now, it has not been accepted but two parties are still in discussion and it may happen very soon," the newspaper quoted a source as saying.

"Dhoni felt that the recent developments have spoilt his image. That is why he wants to quit from both the posts," the source added.

Dhoni has also decided to resign as Vice-President of India Cements. CSK is owned by India Cements. BCCI President N Srinivasan is the Managing Director of India Cements.

Dhoni, who is currently leading the Indian team in Bangladesh at the ICC World Twenty20 has already had discussions with Srinivasan.

"He had a discussion with India Cements boss N Srinivasan over phone on Friday morning and requested that his resignation from the VP's post be accepted and that he be relieved from CSK captaincy," the report said.

CSK has been led by Dhoni since the inaugural IPL in 2008. He took them to the title twice and also to Champions League T20 win.


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