ICC asks BCCI to remove army badge on MS Dhoni’s gloves, but BCCI backs MS!
#DhoniKeepTheGlove became the top trend on Indian Twitter on Friday, 7 June, as many users were angered by the ICC’s request to BCCI, asking Dhoni to remove army insignia from his keeping gloves.
India's opening game in the ongoing World Cup saw former skipper M.S. Dhoni once again profess his love for the security forces after he was spotted with regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on his wicket-keeping gloves. But the International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to get the symbol removed from Dhoni's gloves.
But the twitterians went ablaze with the request of ICCI and expressed their support to the former Indian captain by criticizing the ICC. "Dhoni's gloves are neither ethnic nor political," wrote one user. "ICC, instead of focusing on what Mahi is wearing, focus on your irresponsible umpires," tweeted another.
On the other side, BCCI backs MS for wearing the gloves with the 'Balidaan’ badge. Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has said the BCCI has sought the ICC's permission for allowing MS Dhoni to continue wearing the Army 'Balidaan' (sacrifice) badge on his wicketkeeping gloves. "As per ICC regulations, players can't sport any commercial, religious or military logo. There was nothing commercial or religious in this regard as we all know," he added.