ICC snubs BCCI request, says Dhoni can't sport Army Insignia during world cup
New Delhi : Mahendra Singh Dhoni Gloves Controversy: ICC has snubbed BCCI's request to allow former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to sport the Army insignia badge on his gloves like he did in the ICC World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa.
After massive support from fans on social media, BCCI approached ICC seeking permission to allow Dhoni for wearing the sign.
Dismissing BCCI's request, the ICC responded confirming that the logo displayed by MS Dhoni in the previous match (India’s match against South Africa on June 5) is not permitted to be worn on his wicket-keeping gloves at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
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. #MSDHONI https://t.co/22TZNSfYpk— ANI (@ANI) June 7, 2019
Meanwhile, India will now face Australia on Sunday in their second game of the ICC World Cup 2019.
Earlier, the Congress on Friday came out in support of the former captain saying the insignia on his gloves is neither political nor religious.
“MS Dhoni is a Lt. Colonel in the Indian Army. Moreover, he is special forces designate. ICC rules state that any form of political, religious & racial statement can’t be made with the playing outfit. The insignia does none of that,” Congress Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi tweeted with the hashtag “#DhoniKeepTheGlove”.