MS Dhoni Army Insignia Gloves Controversy: CoA Chief Vinod Rai Says We Will Go With the Norms Set by ICC
MS Dhoni seen donning the 'Balidan' (sacrifice) badge on his wicket-keeping glove. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai in a press conference on Friday, June 7, 2019, said that they have written to ICC for allowing MS Dhoni to use army's insignia 'Balidan' wicket-keeping gloves in ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC), 2019. He also added to his statement by saying that they will follow norms set by ICC. MS Dhoni is being backed by ICC, CoA and Union Minister Gen VK Singh. MS Dhoni's Army Insignia Gloves Controversy: BCCI Requests ICC to Allow MSD’s 'Balidan Gloves' In Cricket World Cup 2019.

Indian Cricket Team wicket-keeper MS Dhoni was spotted wearing the Balidan badge, the regimental dagger of the Indian Para Special Forces during India's opening match against South Africa in CWC 2019. The ICC requested Dhoni for not using the Balidan badge again, for which many Indian fans launched a campaign against ICC in favour of Dhoni on Twitter.

CoA chief Vinod Rai Says, 'We will follow ICC norm'

CoA backs Dhoni's Balidan Glove

Gen VK Singh Backing MS Dhoni

Former Indian women cricket team skipper and CoA member Diana Edulji also backed MS Dhoni by saying that he is not a controversial person. Five years back England cricket team all-rounder Moeen Ali was also asked to remove wristbands showing support for the people of Gaza. Moeen that time was warned by the match referee David Boon during India vs England third test match in Southampton. The band said, 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine'.

Now we will have to wait for ICC reply to CoA on seeking permission for allowing MS Dhoni to wear wicket-keeping gloves with Balidan badge. India will play their next match against Australia on June 9 at The Oval.