The gloves, worn by MS Dhoni during India’s first world cup match against South Africa, carry the “Balidan” badge or logo of the army’s parachute regiment’s special force. Mr. Dhoni was afterward barred by the International Cricket Council or ICC from sporting the insignia.
The controversy was just not bordered by the ICC Board but also reached the Indian Army who said it was up for him to decide whether he wanted to wear the gloves or not.
Lieutenant General Cherish Matheson, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the South Western Command also exclaimed that Indian army had nothing to do with the MS Dhoni controversy & also that it was dhoni’s personal choice to wear the gloves, according to news PTI. The ICC alone could take a stand on the issue, he added.
The reason behind this controversy was the rule that ICC 2019 was that any individual logos or messages, except sponsors, were not to be displayed by players on any item of clothing and equipment also that only 2 manufacturer identifications can be sported at the back of each glove; addition to this ICC also states that the items of clothing should also not carry any political or racial connotations of any sort.
“In addition to this, the logo also breaches the regulations in relation to what is permitted on wicket-keeper gloves,” said a statement from the international cricketing body.
It is believed that Mr. Dhoni will continue wearing the same gloves, but will cover the insignia with tape.