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Feb 23, 2012 at 04:15pm IST

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New Delhi: If reports are to be believed, the verbal spat between MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag is soon going to be a thing of the past.

The BCCI, the cricket governing body in India, has reportedly asked its secretary Sanjay Jagdale to mediate between the two players.

Both players are expected to hold a press conference on Friday to settle their differences.

Dhoni, Sehwag set to bury their differences

Both players are expected to hold a press conference on Friday to settle their differences.

The confrontation started after India's defeat by Sri Lanka in the triangular series on Tuesday.

At a press conference after the loss, Dhoni explained why he was going ahead with the controversial rotation policy. Among many things he said one was that India can't go into a match with the trio of Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir as they are slow on the field and concede a lot of runs.

In another press conference on the same day, Sehwag, who captained India while Dhoni served the one-match ban on account of slow over-rate in the previous match against Australia, launched his retort against Dhoni's remarks. "I did not know what he (Dhoni) said and what's going on in media. He told us he wanted to give chance to youngsters who had come here and play the next World Cup. That's what he told us."

Ever since the beginning of the triangular series, there has been a huge debate over the adoption of the rotation policy. Sehwag, who had to sit out of a couple of games, is a not a big fan of the policy, and that is supposed to be the bone of content_cnion between the captain and vice captain.

The issue has been played up by the Indian media, and now the BCCI has decided to step in to save its face, at the same time maintaining there is no rift among the players.

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