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The International Cricket Council has denied Board of Control for Cricket in India plea to allow MS Dhoni don insignia gloves. India’s former skipper MS Dhoni was seen sporting the army insignia on his gloves in the World Cup opening match against South Africa at Rose Bowl, Southampton on 5th June.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council had asked the Indian board to remove the insignia from MS Dhoni’s gloves. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India had requested the ICC to let Dhoni wear the army badged gloves. But the cricket’s governing body has not given a clean chit.

ICC World Cup 2019: ICC Turns Down BCCI's Request to Allow MS Dhoni Don Insignia Gloves
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MS Dhoni denied permission.

“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 said on MS Dhoni’s gloves.

Earlier, Claire Furlong who is the ICC General Manager, Strategic Communications, had said that the BCCI had been requested to get the symbol removed from Dhoni’s gloves.

Earlier ICC had requested BCCI to get it removed.

“We have requested the BCCI to get it removed,” she had said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, social media has supported MS Dhoni’s love for the armed forces. In fact, this is not the first time when MS Dhoni has shown his love for the army. Dhoni is generally seen donning camouflage army gloves. The former captain was appointed as the Lieutenant Colonel in Territorial Army in 2015.

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ICC World Cup 2019: ICC Turns Down BCCI's Request to Allow MS Dhoni Don Insignia Gloves
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A CoA member had also confirmed that they had asked the ICC permission to let MS Dhoni’s wear the same gloves.

BCCI had requested ICC to let Dhoni wear the gloves.

“Yes, we are aware of the issue with Dhoni’s badge. But this is not a political or religious sentiment and we have requested the ICC to grant permission to Dhoni to sport the badge on his gloves,” the COA member had told IANS.

On the other hand, India had won their opening match against South Africa to begin their World Cup on a high. India will play their second World Cup match against Australia at Kennington Oval, London on 9th June.

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