Can't allow Army insignia on Dhoni's gloves, ICC tells BCCI

LONDON/MUMBAI: Taking a firm stand, the ICC on Friday denied Mahendra Singh Dhoni permission to wear the dagger insignia on his wicket-keeping gloves right through the World Cup despite BCCI's statement that it used to be now not an army image.

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The Indian cricket board (BCCI) had sought permission for the superstar batsman from the arena governing frame, which in the end cited laws in denying the permission.

"The ICC has responded to the BCCI to confirm the logo displayed by MS Dhoni in the previous match is not permitted to be worn on his wicket-keeping gloves at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019," an ICC observation said.

"The regulations for ICC events do not permit any individual message or logo to be displayed on any items of clothing or equipment. In addition to this, the logo also breaches the regulations in relation to what is permitted on wicketkeeper gloves."

During India's opening World Cup sport in opposition to South Africa in Southampton, Dhoni's green keeping gloves had a dagger brand embossed, which appeared extra like an Army insignia.

The rule-book permits for just one sponsor's brand on the wicket-keeping gloves. In Dhoni's case, he already sports activities an SG brand on his gloves.

Dhoni is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army and dagger is a part of their logo.

Committee of Administrator (CoA) chief Vinod Rai had argued that dressed in the dagger insignia does now not breach any rule.

"As per ICC regulations, players can't sport any commercial, religious or military logo. There was nothing commercial or religious in this regard as we all know. And it is not the paramilitary regimental dagger that is embossed in his gloves. So Dhoni is not in breach of ICC regulations," Rai said.

Rai's comment came after the ICC "requested the BCCI" to ask Dhoni to take away the signal from the gloves, mentioning regulations which forbid show of messages "which relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes."

The CoA's defence used to be in keeping with the fact that the para-regimental dagger brand has phrase 'Balidan' (sacrifice) inscribed on it, which is not the case with the emblem sported via Dhoni.

Dhoni additionally were given give a boost to from Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, who had recommended the BCCI to resolve the topic.

"... the issue is connected with the sentiments of the country, the interest of the nation has to be kept in mind. I urge the BCCI to? take a fair step in the Mahendra Singh Dhoni? case," Rijiju wrote on his Twitter care for.

Various sportspersons comparable to Suresh Raina and embellished wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt additionally backed the former captain.
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