MS Dhoni gloves row: What are the official ICC rules on clothing and equipment?

first_imgMS Dhoni on Wednesday sported an army badge on his wicketkeeping gloves to show his respect for the Indian Army but his gesture later sparked a controversy as the International Cricket Council (ICC) objected to the symbol on the former Indian captain’s gloves.In recent development, the ICC has turned down BCCI’s request to allow MS Dhoni to wear an army crest on his wicket-keeping gloves.There are a series of views on MS Dhoni’s gloves with the insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces but here we take a look at what the official ICC guidelines say about players’ clothing and equipment.”Players and team officials shall not be permitted to wear,display or otherwise convey messages through arm bands or other items affixed to clothing or equipment (“Personal Messages”) unless approved in advance by both the player or team official’s Board and the ICC Cricket Operations Department,” reads one of the ICC guidelines.Approval shall not be granted for messages which relate to political,religious or racial activities or causes.The ICC shall have the final say in determining whether any such message is approved.”In order for any Logo or Personal Message to be ICC Approved for use in any match or series of matches to which these Regulations apply, the party seeking approval must apply to ICC for the grant of such approval and such approval must have been granted in advance of the commencement of the match or series in question.””Once a Logo or Personal Message has been ICC Approved for any relevant match or series of matches, such approval shall remain effective for all other applicable matches and series thereafter until either.”advertisementIndia will next take on Australia at th World Cup 2019 on June 9.Also Read | BCCI unlikely to contest ICC decision on MS Dhoni glovesAlso Read | Pakistan players wanted retaliatory celebration against India, PCB says noAlso Seelast_img read more