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#DhoniKeepTheGlove: Fans support Dhoni as ICC objects Indian Army insignia on keeping gloves

The cricket body objected to Dhoni's Balidaan Badge of the Indian Special Forces on his keeping gloves, saying it exceeds the number of logos permitted on specific gear.

By: Sports Desk | Southampton | Updated: June 7, 2019 2:10:12 pm
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Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni’s insignia of the Indian Army on his wicket-keeping gloves has caught the attention of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC). The cricket body objected to Dhoni’s Balidaan Badge of the Indian Special Forces on his keeping gloves, saying it exceeds the number of logos permitted on specific gear. (Read in Bengali)

ICC general manager, Claire Furlong stated that wicketkeeping gloves can only have two manufacturers’ logos, and the presence of a third on Dhoni’s gloves was a breach of conduct. Moreover, symbols denoting “political or religious identity” aren’t permitted as per the ICC rule-book.

Dhoni, however, has got support from his online fans, with many reminding that the 2011 World Cup-winning captain is an honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Territorial Forces, and that Balidaan isn’t a political statement.

Dhoni hasn’t commented on his gloves yet.

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