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Dhoni not retiring but missing Windies tour

20th July 2019, 12:39 by Neil Foster

India officials says MS Dhoni will miss the upcoming West Indies tour due to military engagements but is not retiring.

The Asian giants are due to travel to the Caribbean for three Twenty20 matches, three one-day internationals and a couple of Test matches, with proceedings getting under way with the first T20 on August 3.

However, they will be without the former skipper - an honorary lieutenant colonel of a reserve force called the Territorial Army in India - who called time on his five-day career in 2014 but still plays white-ball cricket.

With the news of his absence, the sub-continental media went into overdrive, suggesting that the veteran might be retiring, but a senior Board of Control for Cricket in India official set the record straight.

"MS Dhoni is not retiring from cricket right now," he said. "He has made himself unavailable for the tour of the West Indies as he will be spending two months with his paramilitary regiment."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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