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ICC CWC 2019: No dagger insignia, Dhoni wears gloves without logo

Dhoni wore the gloves with military dagger insignia against South Africa, which evoked mixed reactions, and the ICC requested the BCCI to ask the former skipper to get it removed

Press Trust of India  |  London 

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

India's veteran wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday decided to obey the diktat as he removed the dagger from his green keeping gloves during the World Cup game against

Dhoni wore the gloves with military dagger against South Africa, which evoked mixed reactions, and the requested the to ask the former skipper to get it removed as it amounts to violation of sporting equipment regulations.

Dhoni wore green coloured gloves on Sunday but both the SG logo (manufacturers) and the dagger were removed, saving from an embarrassing situation.

Though it couldn't be verified if it was the same pair of gloves or a new one.

However with people cutting across sections airing their views, the matter got complicated and it was learnt that the Indian team was behind their senior most player on the issue.

"You will see tomorrow," was all Rohit Sharma said at a pre-match presser.

It was learnt that an influential former President, who doesn't exactly share a cordial relationship with the Committee of Administrators, had asked him to go ahead as the maximum penalty would have been demerit points.

But CEO Rahul Johri on Saturday evening explained that after BCCI had agreed to pay heed to ICC's rules and regulations, it wouldn't be nice to break it.

The rule states that no personal messages are allowed on apparel or sporting gears and even Chris Gayle wasn't allowed to use Universe Boss Logo on his bat for same reason.

First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 20:20 IST