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LONDON/MUMBAI: Taking a company stand, the ICC on Friday denied Mahendra Singh Dhoni permission to put on the dagger insignia on his wicket-keeping gloves all through the World Cup despite BCCI's statement that it used to be not a military symbol.

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The Indian cricket board (BCCI) had sought permission for the superstar batsman from the sector governing body, which eventually cited regulations 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 statement mentioned.

"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 game in opposition to South Africa in Southampton, Dhoni's green maintaining gloves had a dagger emblem embossed, which seemed more like an Army insignia.

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

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

Committee of Administrator (CoA) leader Vinod Rai had argued that dressed in the dagger insignia does 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 mentioned.

Rai's remark came after the ICC "requested the BCCI" to invite Dhoni to remove the signal from the gloves, bringing up rules which forbid show of messages "which relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes."

The CoA's defence used to be based on the truth that the para-regimental dagger emblem has phrase 'Balidan' (sacrifice) inscribed on it, which isn't the case with the brand sported through Dhoni.


Dhoni also were given toughen from Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, who had urged 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 maintain.




Various sportspersons equivalent to Suresh Raina and embellished wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt also backed the previous captain.

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