BCCI requests ICC to let Dhoni keep Indian Army insignia on gloves

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The BCCI has requested the International Cricket Council to allow the Indian postero MS Dhoni to support the “Balidan” badge on their gloves for the remaining ICC 2019 World Cup matches, after the ICC requested their removal.

The Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) on Friday requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to allow Indian carrier Mahendra Singh Dhoni to support the “Balidaan” badge on their gloves for the remaining games of the ICC 2019 World Cup, after the governing body asked them to be eliminated.

Dhoni, who was seen wearing the insignia of the Indian Army in his glove in the inaugural match in the World Cup in the United Kingdom against South Africa, is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army and the dagger of the commando pointed downwards, with wings that extend upwards are part of its emblem.

“The BCCI had already sent a formal request to the ICC for authorization. In accordance with ICC regulations, players may not wear any commercial, religious or military logo. As we all know, there was nothing commercial or religious in this regard, “said the head of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), Vinod Rai, according to the CTI.

“And it is not the dagger of the paramilitary regiment that is engraved on his gloves. So, Dhoni is not violating the regulations of the ICC. ”

When asked how India would respond in case the ICC insists on removing the signal and punishing Dhoni for defiance, Rai said: “I think there has been a request for it to be eliminated and not an instruction. As far as we are concerned, the CEO of BCCI (Rahul Johri) will arrive before the Australian game and will speak with senior ICC officials. ”

Claire Furlong, General Manager of ICC, Strategic Communications, said she was not aware of what action they will take at the BCCI request. “From now on, I do not know, I’d have to be considered by the ICC.”

Furlong had previously stated that wick maintenance gloves can only have two manufacturer logos, and the presence of a third party in Dhoni’s gloves was a conduct violation. In addition, symbols denoting “political or religious identity” are not allowed under the rules of the ICC.


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