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ICC Rejects Permission for Army Insignia on MSD's Gloves 

Saturday, June 8, 2019 • Common Sport News Comments

Following BCCI's request for permission for MS Dhoni to wear gloves with the army insignia, the ICC has turned down the appeal on the basis of infringement of the laws of the game. If Dhoni continues to wear the gloves, he will be fined. The former captain who has earned the title of honorary lieutenant colonel in the Parachute Regiment of India's territorial army had worn gloves with the 'Balidan' (sacrifice) logo. The ICC’s regulations only allow manufacturers’ logos on gloves. They also do not permit any personal message or logos on the equipment during matches. 

Dhoni who was reproached for wearing the gloves in the first game against South Africa will be fined 25% of his match fee if he continues to wear them in the next match. This will increase to 50% and 75% in the third and fourth breaches respectively. Vinod Rai, head of the cricket administration in India had said: 'If there is any flexibility available, we have sought permission for the ICC to allow the player to wear the gloves. If there is a specific norm that has to be followed, we will not break that norm. We will play the game by the rules of the ICC in letter and spirit.' He had also said 'And it is not the paramilitary regimental dagger that is embossed in his gloves. So, Dhoni is not in breach of ICC regulations.' 

Team members and the BCCI stood with Dhoni on the matter. It has been reported however that Dhoni 'does not want any further stress' and will follow the regulations. 

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