T20 World Cup: Big gesture from MS Dhoni, to mentor Virat Kohli & Co for free, confirms BCCI secretary

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni will not take any fees from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for mentoring the Virat Kohli-led team in the upcoming T20 World Cup, Secretary Jay Shah said on Tuesday. “MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup,” Shah told ANI.

Team India will start the campaign in the upcoming T20 World Cup against Pakistan on October 24.

Earlier on Tuesday, Delhi Capitals speedster Avesh Khan has been asked by the BCCI to stay back in the UAE after the IPL to join India’s T20 World Cup squad as a net bowler. The 24-year-old is the second fast bowler, after Kashmiri pace sensation Umran Malik, who has been asked to join the team and if BCCI sources are to be believed, the lanky fast bowler could well make it to the standby list by the time the World Cup starts on Sunday. India will open their campaign on October 24 against Pakistan.