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NEW DELHI: As the controversy over MS Dhoni dressed in wicket-keeping gloves bearing an insignia of the Indian Army escalates, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has subsidized the former Indian captain.

Vinod Rai has mentioned that the insignia is neither non secular nor commercial and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stands in the back of Dhoni in the subject.


Rai instructed PTI, "The BCCI had already sent a formal request to the ICC for clearance. 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,"

Rai additionally mentioned, "And it is not the paramilitary regimental dagger that is embossed in his gloves. So Dhoni is not in breach of ICC regulations."

According to stories the COA chief's defence is in response to the fact that the phrase 'balidaan', which is a part of the dagger brand of the para-regimental drive is not written on Dhoni's gloves.


Dhoni is a honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Indian Territorial Army.

Rai additionally mentioned that the BCCI may also attraction the ICC to proceed the usage of the gloves bearing Insignia of the Indian Army.

When asked what their stand would be if the ICC insists on Dhoni not dressed in the ones specific gloves or sanctions the former India captain, Vinod Rai mentioned, "I think there has been a request to get it removed and not an instruction."


He additionally added, "As far as we are concerned, the BCCI CEO (Rahul Johri) will be reaching there before the Australia game and will be speaking to the senior ICC officials."


The issue cropped up after MS Dhoni was spotted carrying the dagger insignia on his gloves all the way through India’s opening match against South Africa in Southampton on June five.


After the inside track spread like wildfire on social media, the ICC, on Thursday mentioned that they're requesting Dhoni not to use the gloves with the insignia embossed on them.


WITH PTI INPUTS


Read this report in Bengali

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