The ICC put a lid on the raging controversy over the logo on MS Dhoni’s gloves at the World Cup by saying regulations do not permit the India wicketkeeper to sport such insignia.
“ICC has responded to the BCCI to confirm the logo displayed by MS Dhoni in the previous match is not permitted to be worn on his wicketkeeping gloves at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
“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,” ICC said in a release late Friday.
Earlier in the day, Dhoni had conveyed to the BCCI that should the insignia of the regimental dagger on his wicketkeeping gloves be perceived as breach of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rule book, he would “happily” take them off in the matches to follow.
The ICC had “requested” the BCCI to look into the matter after television cameras captured the insignia on Dhoni’s gloves in the match against South Africa on Wednesday.
Soon after the controversy broke, Dhoni remained in touch with officials at the BCCI who alerted him about what the rules say. In line with it, Dhoni told the board that he “does not want any further stress” on the matter in the middle of such an important tournament and will therefore follow the written word.