Not only Dhoni, but CSK is in discussion to sign Stephen Fleming as the coach of their team for the African League.
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Indian Premier League The steps of the franchisees are now out of the IPL and India. Many major IPL franchises have bought teams in the new T20 league starting in UAE and South Africa. Chennai Super Kings He is also one of them, who has bought the Johannesburg franchise in the South African League. One of the most successful teams of IPL, CSK wants to spread its magic in South Africa as well and for this, it also wants to connect the two biggest characters of success with the South African team.
Will Dhoni and Fleming make champions?
According to reports, CSK is in discussions for the coaching staff of its South African franchise and if all goes well, then the team will coach its IPL coach and former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming. The team is talking to Fleming about this. But the most discussed and curious is about Mahendra Singh Dhoni. According to the information, CSK management wants to add veteran captain Dhoni as a mentor with the Johannesburg franchise.
Waiting for permission from BCCI
sports website inside sport A report in India has claimed that CSK also wants to add Dhoni with its Johannesburg franchise in the South African league. However, for this it is necessary to get permission from the Board of Control for Cricket in India. In this regard, a CSK official said,
We are talking to Stephen (Fleming) right now because we don’t see a better person to carry on the CSK legacy. The decision to join Dhoni will depend on getting clearance from BCCI. He may not play but if BCCI allows, he can be included in some role.
CSK signs Du Plessis
For the South African T20 League, before Dhoni and Fleming, CSK has already roped in an old teammate. Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis, who was in IPL with CSK for almost a decade, has been made the marquee player of his franchise Johannesburg by CSK. According to the information, the South African giant will be given a salary of about Rs 3 crore for a season in this league.