ICC has turned down India’s request to allow MS Dhoni to wear army insignia on his gloves.
The ICC statement 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.”
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney on Friday refused to comment further on the ‘Balidan badge’ row, stating that the cricket governing body’s statement to BCCI ‘clarifies the matter’.
“We have given the statement to BCCI and that clarifies the matter,” Sawhney told ANI when asked about the ongoing controversy.
#WATCH Chief Executive of ICC, Manu Sawhney on ICC turning down BCCI's request to allow MS Dhoni to wear #BalidaanBadge gloves: We have given the statement to BCCI and that clarifies the matter. pic.twitter.com/eEZXu0CWHY
— ANI (@ANI) June 7, 2019
Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni was seen wearing the glove during India’s first World Cup match against South Africa on 5th June.
International Cricket Council (ICC) had asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to get the ‘Balidaan Badge’ or the regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces removed from Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wicket-keeping gloves.