Mumbai: India captain MS Dhoni chose to remain quiet when confronted with spot-fixing questions in a press conference here on Tuesday evening. Dhoni, who was to address the media ahead of the team's departure to England for the upcoming Champions Trophy, didn't say a word every time there was a question regarding the latest spot-fixing row that has rocked Indian cricket.
Evidently, Dhoni was gagged by the BCCI on the issue. The media co-ordinator at the event also stopped the journalists from asking anything controversial. Dhoni, whose IPL team Chennai Super Kings is at the centre of the spot-fixing row following police implicating the franchise's owner Gurunath Meiyappan in betting, has not spoken a word since the scandal broke out almost a fortnight ago.
Not only current players, even the former players have been evasive on the matter. However, former India spinner Maninder Singh backed the BCCI's gag on Dhoni. "Champions Trophy is a very important tournament. It's understandable if Dhoni didn't say a word. That wouldn't have been good for the team's morale," Maninder told CNN-IBN.
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