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Cape Town – New BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has come and said “everybody knows where they stand” concerning the international future of MS Dhoni, but any news will be kept “within closed doors” for now.

The 38-year-old Dhoni has not played any competitive cricket since the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in July and has taken a sabbatical from the game, and he even served two months in India’s military.

Dhoni himself recently added to the speculation about his cricket future when he told a reporter ‘don’t ask until January’, when asked about it at an event in Mumbai.

Ganguly though has now said that the cricket board, the selectors and Dhoni know where they stand but will let the general public know in due course.

When asked if there is any clarity about Dhoni’s future, Ganguly told
PTI: “No, no, there is clarity, but certain things cannot be said on public platform.

“There is absolute clarity on MS Dhoni and you’ll find out in time.

“There’s transparency between the board, MS and the selectors.

“When you deal with such champions – MS Dhoni is an unbelievable athlete for India – certain things have to be kept within the closed doors.

“It’s very transparent and everybody knows where they stand.”

The India selectors, meanwhile, have kept faith in Rishabh Pant as the limited-overs wicketkeeper in Dhoni’s absence, with Sanju Samson picked as his back-up for the last two T20I series.

– TeamTalk Media