According to "NDTV", Dhoni refused Srinivasan's request not to appeal Jadeja's 50 per cent fine by ICC. But Dhoni has gone against Srinivasan and India have appealed the verdict.
ICC match referee David Boon had penalised Jadeja for the incident with Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham. However, the England paceman will learn his fate today (August 1) when the ICC hearing takes place.
Dhoni backed Jadeja in the alleged "pushing" and "abusing" row and said he was "hurt" by ICC's decision to penalise Jadeja. According to Dhoni, Jadeja had done no wrong and Anderson was at fault.
It was a Level 1 offence and BCCI has now appealed the fine. But "NDTV" reported yesterday (July 31) that Srinivasan, the ICC Chairman, had asked Dhoni not to appeal. But the Indian captain, in a first, has gone against Srinivasan.
In the past, when spot-fixing scandal rocked his team Chennai Super Kings in IPL 6 and Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's alleged involvement emerged, Dhoni had refused to comment on the Tamil Nadu strongman.
Dhoni has always refrained from commenting on Srinivasan's position at BCCI. But now, things seem to have changed in Jadeja's issue.