Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as captain of Indian ODI, T20 teams, will be available for England series

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 January 2017, 02:37 PM
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MS Dhoni has stepped down as captain of India's limited-overs teams ahead of the ODIs and T20Is against England in January. Dhoni had given up the Test captaincy in December 2014, when he retired from the format after the Melbourne Test. 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats of the game.

The BCCI announced on Wednesday that the selection panel headed by former India wicketkeeper MSK Prasad will gather in Mumbai on Friday to pick the Indian team for England series, comprising three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals, starting January 15.

The selectors will also pick the India A squad for two warm-up matches against England to be held at CCI, Mumbai.

However, it remains to seen whether team is chosen by the five-member panel, which was the case earlier, or a three-member committee as suggested by the Supreme Court appointed Lodha panel.

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However, the BCCI had announced the new panel in September, with its now sacked president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke defying the court’s diktat.

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First Published: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 08:57 PM

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