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 to groom the budding talent.
    
In an e-mail, the state government has asked the Jharkhand wicket-keeper batsman to clarify what would be its role in establishing and running the academy, an official said on Thursday.
    
It also wanted Dhoni to give details about land requirement, estimated cost and the running mechanism for the proposed academy, he said.
    
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 Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressing his desire to set up a world class sports academy and urged him to provide adequate land for it.

(Agencies)