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Dhoni's visit to Srini 'wrong message to the world'
Friday 23 October 2015

Petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing case, Aditya Verma has criticized India's ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for meeting ousted BCCI President N Srinivasan at his residence.

"Today I am shocked to see a channel showing that you (Dhoni) went to visit Srini's house for breakfast. Legally there's no bar but being a captain of Team India you can avoid a visit to his home," Verma wrote in his letter to the Indian skipper.

"Earlier you have faced criticism when you gave a statement to Mudgal committee about Guru's role in CSK. Everybody knows that who pressurised you to give your statement regarding Guru's role in CSK. Lastly Lodha committee banned Gurunath for life due to conflict of interest of Srinivasan in BCCI and CSK.

"Hon'ble Supreme Court ousted Srinivasan from BCCI in his order dated 22.01.2015. You are the captain of national team at present. When Lodha Committee report is awaited, your visit to ex-CSK owner's home is giving a wrong message to sports world. Nobody is above the law, so don't repeat such silly things again for the sake of BCCI... " he wrote.

According to top sources, Dhoni met Srinivasan over breakfast and was at the ICC Chairman's residence for close to 45 minutes. After he left, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy met Srinivasan..

It is speculated that Dhoni had gone to meet Srinivasan to discuss matter relating to CSK but his visit has raised many eyebrows with few calling it a "breach of faith".

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