ICC Men's T20 World Cup: How much fee MS Dhoni will charge for the post of mentor has been revealed!
Former India captain MS Dhoni will not charge any fee for his role as a mentor of the Indian cricket team during the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. For those unaware, Dhoni was appointed as the mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup which will now be played. It is starting on 17 October in Oman and UAE.
On Tuesday, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed this and said that the board is grateful to Dhoni as the legendary cricketer agreed to serve the team during the quadrennial event. India will start their T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan in Dubai on 24 October.
Speaking to Aaj Tak, Shah said that the legendary cricketer will not charge a single penny for his new role. "MS Dhoni will not take a single penny for his role as the mentor of the Indian team during the World Cup," Shah said.
BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly also confirmed that Dhoni will not charge any fees for his new role in Team India. Ganguly said, "Dhoni will not charge anything to mentor the Indian team."
The 40-year-old Dhoni, who made India proud in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007, retired from international cricket in August 2020. However, Dhoni continues to play for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League in the ongoing edition. CSK has reached the final of IPL 2021 by defeating Delhi Capitals in the qualifiers. The final of IPL 2021 will be held in Dubai on 15 October.