Indian Army has always been independent irrespective of the political party in power. We are proud of them. Lt. Col. @msdhoni has worn the Army insignia as a symbol of pride. Doesn’t hurt anyone’s sentiments, In fact it honours the brave #DhoniKeepTheGlove#WorldCup2019
Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager - Strategic Communications had objected to Dhoni insignia, saying on Thursday: "It is against the regulations and we have requested it is removed."
Furlong had added that it was a "request" for removal and not a "breach".
Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai confirmed that BCCI has written a letter to the International Cricket Council seeking permission for Dhoni to wear the gloves with the army badge.
"The BCCI had already sent a formal request to the ICC for clearance. 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," Rai told news agency PTI.
"And it is not the paramilitary regimental dagger that is embossed in his gloves. So Dhoni is not in breach of ICC regulations," he added.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will continue wearing the dagger insignia on his wicket-keeping gloves as it is not a military symbol, Rai said.
Dhoni is playing for his country and rightly as the honary Lt.Col of his regiment he has the right to express his loyalty Futher the symbol is not representing any commercial organisation. With Dhoni pic.twitter.com/srrTMCOJ3i