ICC stated that players could only wear logos of sponsors and nothing else. Swamy also went on to allege that 'anti Indian forces would like this controversy to grow'.
According to ICC, the regulations don't permit individual messages or logos to be displayed on any item of clothing or equipment. "So Dhoni is not in breach of ICC regulations".More news: FedEx to end air shipping contract with Amazon
Speaking to PTI about the issue, BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai had earlier said, "The BCCI had already sent a formal request to the ICC for clearance". The dagger is similar to the regimental emblem.
"I think the ICC should reconsider its stand. Dhoni has not done anything, which amounts to violating the rules and regulations", Rajiv Shukla told news agency ANI.
"The 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 wicket-keeping gloves at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019". The 42-year-old Indian striker has advised the wicket keeper-batsman not to wear the Army insignia on his gloves while playing the World Cup fixtures as it violates the sporting rules. "Approval shall not be granted for messages which relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes".More news: Probe Finds 'State Actor' Led Attack on Tankers Off UAE
India's sports minister Kiren Rijiju said the government did not interfere in "matters of sports bodies". "But when the issue is related to the country's sentiments, then the interest of the nation has to be kept in mind".
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.
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