Chennai Super kings announced Johannesburg Super Kings as the new member of their family. Similar, to other Indian franchises, CSK too unveiled their new team for the forthcoming CSA T20 league.
To top that, they revealed Faf Du Plessis as the captain and Stephen Fleming as the head coach.
Notably, Fleming coaches CSK as well. There were talks that CSK captain MS Dhoni would take the mentorship role for the new side. However, BCCI prevented the move as it was against their policies.
As per BCCI’s guidelines, no active player can play or coach in foreign leagues. To do so, they must cut off all ties with the apex board.
It’s been a while since MS bid adieu to international duties, but his active service to CSK has got in his way. Meanwhile, former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has assessed the situation.
Appearing on his YouTube channel, Chopra said that it is a strange situation for Dhoni. Stephen Fleming can be allowed to perform the dual role but not MSD.
He said, ” I guess MS can mentor both the teams, but not play for one team and mentor another. As per BCCI’s guidelines, he needs to retire from IPL to be associated with foreign leagues in any manner.”
He further added, “I feel that soon the domestic teams in unison would approach the BCCI demanding players who are out of a central contract to be allowed to play in the foreign leagues. What’s the harm in that?”