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T20 World Cup: MS Dhoni to not charge any honorarium for mentoring Team India – Jay Shah

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Former India skipper MS Dhoni will not be taking any fees from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his services as the national team’s mentor in the upcoming T20 World Cup, said secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday. 

The World Cup-winning skipper was appointed as the Indian team’s mentor when the BCCI announced its 15-member squad for the multi-team T20 event in the UAE and Oman. India will start their T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 24. 

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“MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup,” Shah told news agency ANI. 

Earlier, Shah had said that the decision to appoint Dhoni as a mentor for the World T20 was taken after he met the 40-year-old in Dubai. Skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma were also consulted. 

“Mr Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be joining Team India as a mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup. I am glad that MS has accepted BCCI’s offer and he is keen to contribute to the national team once again. 

“MS will work closely with Mr Ravi Shastri as well as other support staff to provide support and direction to Team India,” Shah had said in a virtual media interaction. 

“(I) spoke to him (MSD) in Dubai. He agreed to be mentor for WT20 only and I discussed with my colleagues and all are on the same page. I spoke to captain (Virat Kohli) and vice-captain (Rohit Sharma) and everyone agreed,” Shah added.

India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), K.L. Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy.

Standbys: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur.

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