Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dhoni threats to quit captaincy

Dhoni made the sensational offer during a meeting on Thursday during which India's squad for the fourth and fifth ODIs against England was being discussed.

According to television reports - which reported a source close to one of the selectors - Dhoni was far from happy when the decision was made to drop R P Singh and include Irfan Pathan instead.

Dhoni made it known that he did not agrree and and immediately decided to resign.

The BBCI, however, have been quick to rubbish the reports. "I can't respond to something that is being floated around by somebody", BCCI secretary N Srinivisan said.

Further reports have said that BCCI President Shashank Manohar was forced to intervene in a bid to resolve the problem.

The newly formed selection committee, headed by former Indian captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth, had met on Thursday for the team selection when the differences occurred.

Only last year, Rahul Dravid also relinquished captaincy, with a lack of say in selection matters being widely touted as the reason behind Dravid's abrupt decision.

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