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Dhoni sports'Balidaan Badge, insignia of Indian Para Special Forces

India's veteran wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday chose to obey the ICC diktat as he removed the dagger insignia from his green keeping gloves during the World Cup game against Australia.

Earlier, the ICC had asked the BCCI to get the sign removed, saying that it was against regulations.

In an editorial, news website The Print said Dhoni had "erred by wearing" the military logo on his gloves.

Mirror has learnt that the ICC conveyed to the BCCI that such a concession could lead to a precedent, encouraging other players to follow suit.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (born 7 July 1981), commonly known as MS Dhoni, is world famous Indian global cricketer who had previously been captain of Indian team. "In addition to this, the logo also breaches the regulations in relation to what is permitted on wicket-keeper gloves", it added.

CoA chief Vinod Rai said that there is no question of breaking the ICC's norms and consequently, they will follow the cricket governing body's decision. ESPNcricinfo understands the ICC sent it its response on Friday afternoon (UK time) explaining that Dhoni had breached two clauses of the clothing and equipment regulations: one relating to display of "personal messages" and the other concerning the logo on his gloves. Gayle's request was rejected for the same reason as Dhoni's.

The Army insignia, or the "Balidaan badge", was spotted when MS Dhoni affected a stumping to help India pick up a wicket in the 40th over of the South African innings in India's World Cup opener on Wednesday (June 5).

The MS Dhoni and the dagger sign on his wicketkeeping gloves controversy may not be over yet.

Dhoni who was reproached for wearing the gloves in the first game against South Africa will be fined 25% of his match fee if he continues to wear them in the next match. But, these days, his wicketkeeping gloves have taken over every debate in India and the whole nation is talking about the "Balidaan" (sacrifice) badge on his wicketkeeping gloves.

Also, the logos on the glove should not have a political or racial connotation of any sort. The ECB said Moeen's actions were humanitarian rather than political, but the ICC's view was that it was inappropriate for the field of play. However, now, the focus will move to the game of cricket in the ICC World Cup 2019.

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