Cape Town - New BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has
come and said "everybody knows where they stand" concerning the
international future of MS Dhoni, but any news will be kept "within
closed doors" for now.
The 38-year-old Dhoni has not played any competitive cricket since
the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in July and has taken a
sabbatical from the game, and he even served two months in India's
Dhoni himself recently added to the speculation about his cricket
future when he told a reporter 'don't ask until January', when asked
about it at an event in Mumbai.
Ganguly though has now said that the cricket board, the selectors and
Dhoni know where they stand but will let the general public know in due
When asked if there is any clarity about Dhoni's future, Ganguly told
PTI: "No, no, there is clarity, but certain things cannot be said on
"There is absolute clarity on MS Dhoni and you'll find out in time.
"There's transparency between the board, MS and the selectors.
"When you deal with such champions - MS Dhoni is an unbelievable
athlete for India - certain things have to be kept within the closed
"It's very transparent and everybody knows where they stand."
The India selectors, meanwhile, have kept faith in Rishabh Pant as
the limited-overs wicketkeeper in Dhoni's absence, with Sanju Samson
picked as his back-up for the last two T20I series.
- TeamTalk Media