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World Cup 2019: ICC wants Indian Army insignia removed from Dhoni's gloves

ICC wants the insignia, a hit among fans, removed citing breach of its regulations

Press Trust of India  |  Southampton 

Dhoni's wore gloves with Indian Army insignia on them
Dhoni's wore gloves with Indian Army insignia on them

Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa clash was well appreciated by his fans but the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday requested the to have the badge removed, saying it is against its regulations.

Claire Furlong, General Manager - Strategic Communications, told PTI that the apex body has requested the Indian cricket board to have the sign removed. India's next game is against Australia on Sunday.

"It is against the regulations and we have requested it is removed," Furlong told PTI.

When asked if Dhoni, who is a Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of Territorial Army, could be penalised for the breach of an regulation, she added: "For first breach no, just a request to remove".

Dhoni's love for the Indian is well known. During the opening fixture against South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday, Dhoni's gloves attracted special attention when the TV cameras zoomed in.

The regimental dagger insignia of the para forces was embossed on his green wicket-keeping gloves.

While there is a possibility that Dhoni may have worn these gloves with the dagger insignia earlier also, it did get a lot of traction on social media with fans loving his unique way of paying tribute to the armed forces.

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First Published: Thu, June 06 2019. 19:55 IST