Cricketer MS Dhoni allegedly duped of USD 1.8 million, files case against ex-business partners

Former international cricketer and captain of the Indian men’s team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has lodged a criminal case against two former business partners over an alleged cheating of INR 15 crore (USD 1.8 million).

The two accused have been identified as Mihir Diwakar and Soumya Vishwash, who are officials from Ranchi and has association with Aarka Sports Management.

Deal was signed in 2017

The case was filed over a breached cricket academy deal that dates back to 2017.

Both Diwakar and Vishwash had allegedly penned a deal in 2017 for running a cricket academy globally. According to the report, Aarka Sports were to pay franchise fee and share revenue as per the agreement terms. However, they were not allegedly complied with.

Reports state that reminders and legal notices were also sent, but to no avail, prompting Dhoni to take back the authority letter granted to the company on August 15th, 2021.

Dayanand Singh, who is representing the Ranchi-born cricketer via Vidhi Associates revealed that Aarka Sports cheated them, resulting in a loss of INR 15 crore.

(The article is published under a mutual content partnership arrangement between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)