The International Cricket Council confirmed on Friday that former India captain MS Dhoni will not be allowed to use his wicketkeeping gloves that has become a topic of debate for featuring armed forces insignia.
During India’s opening World Cup game against South Africa in Southampton on Thursday, Dhoni’s green keeping gloves had a dagger logo embossed on it, which looked more like an Army insignia.
“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 World Cup,” according to a press release from the ICC.
“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,” the release added.
Earlier, Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai said on Friday that Dhoni could continue wearing the dagger insignia on his wicket-keeping gloves as it is not a military symbol.
“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 had told PTI.
The ICC had earlier requested the BCCI to have the badge removed, saying that it was against regulations before making it official two days ahead of India’s second match against Australia on Sunday.
After this confirmation by ICC, Indian Media and Indians gone mad and crazy. Here’s how they reacted:
How can ICC can block #Dhoni to wearing wicket keeping gloves with his unit sign?? where all Pakistani team is wearing dress with logo which #Pakistani army is using ? whole team of Pakistan must be ban according to the rule .@ICC #cwc2019#iccworldcup2019#IndiaWithDhoni#BCCI pic.twitter.com/kAOk2JrRRO
— jakthedevil (@jakthedevil) June 7, 2019
— Kalyan Chennuru (@kalyanchennuru) June 7, 2019
If the ICC doesn’t allow the #Balidan, the whole cricket team should fashion the Abhinandan moustache. @ICC can’t do shit about that. Will make the pakis even more nervous 🤣@BCCI @republic @majorgauravarya @TajinderBagga #keepthegloves #BalidanBadge pic.twitter.com/JnEWXugqWH
— Vidhu Sharma (@VidhuSh82101820) June 7, 2019
This is allowed on field but Patriotism is blanketed. Not done @ICC
If #Patriotism is a private affair & #Dhoni is asked to remove #ArmyInsignia, this should also be stopped.Patriotism is also a belief. A sentiment. U are hurting a Billion sentiments.#DhoniKeepTheGlove #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/1nsJvLPbWJ
— Mayukh Ranjan Ghosh (@mayukhrghosh) June 7, 2019
#DNAPoll Should India withdraw from the ICC World Cup
over Dhoni’s glove controversy?
— DNA (@dna) June 7, 2019
In sasuron ki aisi kam taisi. #DhoniKeepTheGlove
— Yashwant Deshmukh 🇮🇳 (@YRDeshmukh) June 7, 2019
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) June 7, 2019
— Neeta Ambani Fan (@Neetahoon) June 8, 2019
ICC turned down BCCI request.
KARMA will repeats Soon✌#DhoniKeepTheGlove
— Pramod S (@iPramod6s) June 8, 2019
#DhoniKeepTheGlove | Let ICC quote a price for letting him wear the glove, and let all Indians send money and stand by the country. We will all get together to pay the cost: Hemanshu Chaturvedi, Founder & MD HTC Sports Pvt Ltd. pic.twitter.com/v7okjj966K
— Republic (@republic) June 7, 2019
PIC-1 pakistani players offering namaz on field.
PIC-2 pakistani players doing exercises in support of pakistani army.
Now i would like to ask @ICC, was these acts were not religious and commercial?? Where was @icc rules at that time.#IndiaWithDhoni#DhoniKeepTheGlove #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/qYYgnSBwBS
— Shantanu mishra (@Shantanu1009) June 7, 2019