Dhoni’s Indian Army tribute draws ICC’s censure

Yuzvendra Chahal right celebrates with teammate MS Dhoni the dismissal of South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo

Yuzvendra Chahal right celebrates with teammate MS Dhoni the dismissal of South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo

"No other visible logos other than the manufacturers' logos are allowed", Claire Furlong, the ICC General Manager - Strategic Communications, told The Indian Express.

MS Dhoni sports gloves with Army insignia in Proteas match - Decorated with the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2011, M.S. Dhoni, skipper, an army man and Captain Cool trendsetter has a new inning to enthral the grounds with donning the signature of novelty, the great "Balidan" on the onset of Cricket World Cup 2019.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for removal of an Indian army insignia from Mahendra Singh Dhoni's gloves, according to media reports on Thursday. "We have requested the BCCI to get it removed", she said.

During the course of India's six-wicket win over South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday, Dhoni displayed the best of his game while stumping Andile Phehlukwayo and scoring 34 runs.

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Balidaan is a distinct insignia of the special forces, which form part of the Parachute Regiment.

Earlier this year, the Indian team members including Dhoni had courted controversy after they chose to wear army caps during an ODI against Australia at Ranchi to pay their tribute to slain CRPF soldiers, who were killed in the 14 February Pulwama terror attack.

Fans even urged Dhoni to keep the insignia on the gloves and #DhoniKeepTheGlove started trending.

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