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CoA chief Vinod Rai supports MS Dhoni over ICC order to remove Indian army tribute 'Balidaan' symbol

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 June 2019, 13:04 IST
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As soon, team, India defeated South Africa in the first game in World Cup 2019 on 6th June, Indian fans noticed special glove wear by MS Dhoni in the game. MS Dhoni who is known to support Indian Army at many occasions was spotted regimental dagger insignia of the Indian para special forces.

While one hand, when Indian cricket fans supported and lauded the former team India captain, but the issue actually turned into a controversy when ICC (International Cricket Council) asked BCCI to remove the symbol. Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager - Strategic communications, said that the apex body has asked Indian cricket board to remove the sign. "It is against the regulations and we have requested it is removed," Furlong said.

 

Well, now reacting to ICC's order to remove the symbol, COA (Committee of Administration) chief Vinod Rais said that they are in support to their player and he did nothing wrong as the symbol is not religious or commercial. Vinod Rai also told that BCCI will seek permission from ICC.

 

As ICC ordered Dhoni to remove the symbol, the Indian cricket fans gets massive support and fans are saying that Dhoni has not done anything wrong. Meanwhile, now team India will play their second match in World Cup against Australia on 9th June.

First published: 7 June 2019, 12:09 IST
 
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