ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni wears dagger-free gloves against Australia after insignia controversy

MS Dhoni decided to use dagger-free gloves against Australia after him sporting Army insignia against South Africa stoked a controversy.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 09, 2019 20:46:47 IST

MS Dhoni decided to wear dagger-free gloves against Australia on Sunday after ICC denied him the permission to use gloves with army insignia on it during the Cricket World Cup 2019.

Dhoni's decision also brought an end to the massive controversy that came into existence after India's first match of the World Cup against South Africa. The former captain wore wicket-keeping gloves with the the army badge on it during the match as ICC asked BCCI to remove the 'Balidaan' badge from the former captain's gloves.

MS Dhoni decided to use a separate pair of gloves against Australia. Reuters

MS Dhoni decided to use a separate pair of gloves against Australia. Reuters

In reply, BCCI requested the game's governing body to allow Dhoni to wear the insignia but the ICC shot down the request.

ICC in its statement said: "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 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."

The ICC rule states that no personal messages are allowed on apparel or sporting gears and even Chris Gayle wasn't allowed to use Universe Boss Logo on his bat for same reason.

Dhoni came out to keep the wickets after India posted a mammoth 352/5 in 50 overs against Australia. While, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored 57 and 82 respectively, Shikhar Dhawan was the star of Indian innings with a sublime innings of 117 off 109 deliveries.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Jun 09, 2019 20:46:47 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 6 5 1 0 10
New Zealand 5 4 0 1 9
England 5 4 1 0 8
India 4 3 0 1 7
Bangladesh 6 2 3 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 5 1 3 1 3
South Africa 6 1 4 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
Afghanistan 5 0 5 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254