25 Jun 2014

Indian court issues arrest warrant against Dhoni

5:49 am on 25 June 2014

An Indian court has issued an arrest warrant against the India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus, according to local media.

The case was filed last year against the 32-year-old after the cover of an Indian magazine carried a picture of him portrayed as a Hindu god.

The bailable warrant was issued after Dhoni failed to appear before the court despite three summons.

The next date of hearing has been set for July 16.

Dhoni is currently touring with the Indian squad in England, where the team will play five tests, five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 international.