CRICKET- MS Dhoni has opted out of the upcoming West Indies tour and will instead join his Territorial Army regiment for two months.
Dhoni is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army.
A top BCCI official confirmed that the former skipper has made himself unavailable for the West Indies series.
He further said, “We would like to say three things. He is not retiring from cricket right now. He is taking a two month sabbatical to serve his paramilitary regiment which he had committed much earlier.
“We have now intimated his decision to skipper Virat Kohli and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad.”
A selection committee meeting to select the squad for the tour is to be held on Sunday which Kohli is expected to attend.