ICC says no to ‘Balidaan Logo’

ICC says no to ‘Balidaan Logo’

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New Delhi, Jun 7: The International Cricket Council (ICC) late on Friday denied permission to display the "Balidaan" logo on wicket-keeping gloves by former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in ongoing Cricket World Cup in England.
"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 wicket keeper gloves," read ICC's official statement.
'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 statement further said.
Earlier, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) had requested ICC asking the game's parent body to allow Dhoni to have the logo on his gloves. But the request has been rejected.
During India’s opening World Cup game against South Africa in Southampton, Dhoni’s green keeping gloves had a dagger logo embossed, which looked more like an Army insignia.
Dhoni, who was conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011, had also undergone training under the Para Brigade in 2015.