MP govt seeks clarification over Dhoni`s academy

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 15:34 PM IST

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has asked Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to clarify certain issues regarding his proposal to set up a sports academy in the state.

In an e-mail, the state government has asked Dhoni to clarify what would be its role in establishing and running the academy, an official said.

It also wanted Dhoni to give details about land requirement, estimated cost and the running mechanism for the academy, he added.

The state government also sought to know the number of players who would be admitted in the academy in each session.

"We heartily wish that Dhoni opens his academy in Bhopal, but at the same time we would like to have some say in its management so that talented youths from our state get preference in admission to the academy," Director of Sports, MP, Shailendra Shrivastava said.

Dhoni had recently written to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressing his desire to set up a world-class sports academy and urged him to provide adequate land for it.

PTI