A conflict not of Dhoni's making

Dhoni's possible part-ownership of a player agency is up for debate, but without anything more than unsubstantiated whispers, his commitment to team and cause is not.

updated: June 04, 2013 18:57 IST
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Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by any competent journalist or historian. - Joseph Pulitzer.

It was only a fortnight ago, on May 19, that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) promised to put a system in place to regulate player agents and ensure that only people who satisfied certain criteria would be allowed to represent cricketers.

Two weeks can seem a generation away when things move as quickly as they did after M Gurunath's name was first mentioned in connection with the spot-fixing scandal that hit the Pepsi IPL. The swiftness with which the focus shifted away from S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan to Gurunath and then N Srinivasan, was matched only by the pace with which the BCCI went from promising speedy probes and harsh measures for the guilty to elevating board-room politics to a finer art than ever.

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