The ICC has responded to BCCI’s appeal regarding Dhoni’s gloves issue. ICC had made it clear that MS Dhoni is not allowed to wear the gloves sporting the dagger insignia. Although BCCI wanted some flexibility, the ICC is not certainly interested in the same. Keep Reading to find out why ICC has rejected BCCI’s Request.
Dhoni’s Gloves Controversy
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen sporting the ‘Balidaan’ Badge or the Army insignia on his keeping gloves during the match against Afghanistan. This act was against ICC’s Clothing and Equipment Rules and Regulations which suggest that the players cannot convey any such messages in international matches. According to Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager, Strategic Communications, they requested the BCCI to get it removed.”
But Dhoni got huge support from all over the country for showing tribute to the Indian soldiers. Even BCCI gave full support to the ex-captain of the Indian cricket team. According to Vinod Rai, the chairman of the BCCI’s Committee of Administration, the board was ready to seek permission if required to allow Dhoni wearing the same gloves.
The ICC has rejected BCCI’s Request
But now ICC has come up with the response. An email sent to BCCI from ICC explaining the clause related to the same. The clause says, “Players and team officials shall not be permitted to wear, display or otherwise convey messages through arm bands or other items affixed to clothing or equipment (“Personal Messages”) unless approved in advance by both the player or team official’s Board and the ICC Cricket Operations Department. Approval shall not be granted for messages which relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes.” In fact, Dhoni was found guilty of breaking the specific rule of displaying the number of logos on the keeping gloves. No logos are permitted to show apart from the logos of two manufacturers. Now if Dhoni again wears those gloves on Sunday in the match against Australia, he would be reprimanded.