The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has denied four-time IPL champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK)'s request to hire former India captain MS Dhoni as a coach for their new franchise in Cricket South Africa's (CSA) upcoming T20 league and International T20 League (ILT20).
“It’s clear, no Indian player including domestic players can take part in any other league until he is retired from all forms of the game.” a BCCI official told The Indian Express.
“If any player wants to take part in these upcoming leagues he can only do so when he cuts off all ties with the BCCI,”
Dhoni announced his retirement from Indian cricket two years ago. The official, however, said that for Dhoni to coach CSK in the CSA T20 League, he must also retire from the IPL.
"Then he can't play IPL for CSK,” he said. “He must first retire here [IPL]."