False allegations have been made against Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Supreme Court in the context of an investigation into alleged corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said India's cricket board to judges today. (Must read: Supreme Court says IPL 7 to go ahead, Gavaskar to be BCCI chief for its duration)
Mr Dhoni has also been "wrongly vilifed" by the media after yesterday's hearing, said representatives for the Board of Control for Cricket in India or BCCI in court today. (How barring CSK and RR would have hit IPL 7)
Mr Dhoni captains the Chennai Super Kings, a franchise in the domestic Twenty20 league that's owned by BCCI chief N Srinivasan, whose son-in-law G Meiyappan was indicted last month for illegal betting in last year's edition of the tournament. In court, Harish Salve , who is representing the petitioner, the Cricket Association of Bihar, said that during the investigation, Mr Dhoni had lied about Mr Meiyappan's role, describing him as "just a cricket enthusiast" though he is a key member of the team's management.