MS Dhoni will not be allowed to wear the army insignia on his World Cup wicket-keeping gloves, the International Cricket Council (ICC) told the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday.
BCCI had requested ICC to allow Dhoni to sport the dagger logo on his green gloves that he wore during India’s win over South Africa on Wednesday, said an NDTV report with inputs from AFP.
“The regulations for ICC events do not permit any individual message or logo to be displayed on any items of clothing or equipment. In addition to this, the logo also breaches the regulations in relation to what is permitted on wicketkeeper gloves,” read ICC’s official statement.
It is believed Dhoni is likely to continue to wear the same gloves but cover the insignia with tape.
The ICC has previously ruled against players making political statements, banning England all-rounder Moeen Ali in 2014 from wearing wristbands saying “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine”.