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By Vinershea | Jun 07, 2019 11:01 AM

Hours after Indian fans hailed former skipper MS Dhoni in the ongoing World Cup for wearing regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on his wicket-keeping gloves; the International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to get the symbol removed from Dhoni's gloves.

ICC Asks MS Dhoni to Remove Army Insignia Gloves

We all know that, Dhoni, who has been conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011, had also undergone training under the Para Brigade in 2015. And he has always professed his love for the security forces.

According to Zee News reports, while speaking to reporters, Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager, Strategic Communications, said that the BCCI has been asked to get the symbol removed from Dhoni`s gloves. "We have requested the BCCI to get it removed."

Meanwhile, the ICC regulations say, "The ICC equipment and clothing regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match."  

The "Balidaan Badge" or the Army insignia was spotted on Dhoni`s gloves as television replays showed him stumping Phehlukwayo in the 40th over of the innings bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal.  Only Paramilitary Commandos are allowed to wear the Balidaan Badge, reports Zee News.

Soon after ICC gave out the notice, fans on social media came out in support and showed respect to Dhoni. One fan wrote: "Salute & respect to MS Dhoni who printed insignia of `Balidan` on his wicket keeping gloves." Another fan wrote: "This man shows his love for the nation and army. A Regimental Dragger (BALIDAN) of Indian Army Para Special Force on MS Dhoni Gloves. #IndianArmy #Balidan."