MS DHONI and his coach at Chennai Super Kings Stephen Fleming might reunite with the new Pune team as New Rising are likely to appoint the former Kiwi captain as head coach of the new franchise.
As of now unofficial, yet likely to happen the formal announcement is expected soon.
Harsh Goenka, chairman of RPG Enterprises and brother of Sanjiv Goenka, tweeted the following
The other players chosen in the IPL first draft are Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Faf du Plessis and Steven Smith.
With the signing almost confirmed Fleming remained silent on the matter. "I am not in a position to make any comment at this point in time," Fleming told TOI on Wednesday.
The Dhoni-Fleming duo have won two IPL titles and two Champions League in their former association with Chennai Super Kings.
Sanjiv Goenka, owner of New Rising sais talks are on at this stage for the appointment of a coach for the frachise, but nothing can be said now.
"We have approached a lot of people and have shortlisted a few. But I don't think it would be right to reveal any names at this stage. We are in the final process of negotiations and you have to wait for a couple of more days for the name," Sanjeev said