Cricketer MS Dhoni is being supported by Indians after the International Cricket Council (ICC) asked him to remove a military insignia from his wicket-keeping gloves during the World Cup.
According to the BBC, Dhoni is a member of a reserve force called the Territorial Army in India and sports the logo on his gloves and while the ICC says this flouts regulations, it adds that he would not face any penalty.
India’s cricketing body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), says Dhoni will not comply with the order saying that it had sent a formal request to the ICC asking for clearance, adding that he would continue to wear them anyway.
The logo, which depicts a commando dagger, is known as the Balidaan (sacrifice) badge in India.
When he wore the gloves for India’s opening match against South Africa, many Indians praised him for doing so.