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'ICC has no problem with Pakistan cricket team offering namaz on ground but MS Dhoni...'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 June 2019, 22:40 IST
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MS Dhoni has found a supporter in Pakistan born political activist Tarek Fatah who lives in Canada now. MS Dhoni was surrounded by controversy after he sported Indian Para forces insignia on his gloves during India’s first match against South Africa.

Tarek Fatah, who is a hardcore critic of Pakistan has some controversial remark to make on Dhoni’s glove issue. After ICC requested BCCI to remove the symbol from Dhoni’s gloves, Fatah took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “The @ICC has no problem with the entire Pakistan cricket team marking territory by praying on the cricket field, denigrating Christians and Jews (part of Muslim ritual prayer) but find insignia on @MSDhoni's gloves inappropriate.”


The International Cricket Council (ICC) cited clothing rules and regulations states that it does not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match.

The ICC has issued a statement today where they said, “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 wicketkeeper gloves.”

It will be interesting to see if MS Dhoni comes out with the same gloves or not when India will play against Australia on June 9 before meeting New Zealand on June 13. India will play their arch-rival Pakistan on June 16 at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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First published: 7 June 2019, 22:40 IST