MS Dhoni, who used to be the brand ambassador of the now in trouble real estate firm Amrapali Group, has sued the company for nonpayment of dues amounting to more than Rs 150 cr.
Rhiti Sports, the company which manages players like MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Faf du Plessis, has filed a recovery case in Delhi High Court against Amrapali Group. “They haven't given us money for branding and marketing activities,” said Arun Pandey, managing director of Rhiti Sports, adding that the firm owes close to Rs 200 crore to them.
Amrapali Group appointed MS Dhoni as their brand ambassador 6-7 years ago, until he quit in 2016 after the firm got into trouble for unfinished work. The residents had tagged Dhoni in their tweets, asking him to either dissociate himself from the builder or make sure that they complete the pending work.
It should also be noticed that in 2016, the Amrapali Group had promised each Team India member an exquisitely designed independent villa at its Amrapali Dream Valley Project at Noida Extension worth Rs 9 crore after India’s victory in the World Cup in 2011.
However, a person familiar with the announcement said that the villas were never built nor gifted to the cricketers.
(With inputs from economictimes.indiatimes.com)