Dhoni planning to buy IPL team: Reports

NEW DELHI :  Indian ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is reportedly keen to buy an IPL franchise.          According to sources, Dhoni has made his interest known to the BCCI to buy a team, the base price for which has been kept at Rs 40 crore by the national cricket board.          The former Test player, according to sources, has the support of several Ranchi-based businessmen.          Apart from Dhoni, Kolkata tycoon, too, has shown interest in acquiring an IPL team.          Goenka currently co-owns the Indian Super League’s Kolkata franchise – Atletico de.          He was advised to invest in cricket by former India captain Saurav Ganguly, a partner in his football project.          Following the interim report of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee on the spot fixing and betting scandal in the IPL 2013, the BCCI Working Committee had decided to replace Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). (UNI)

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