BCCI approves MS Dhoni, playing the Para Special Forces Balinday badge of Indian Army

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to state that it will stand with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is on the issue of later play ‘Balindan badge’ or the Regiment Dagger Injunya. Indian Para Special Forces on their wicket keeping gloves

While earlier reports said that the administrators’ committee (COA) will meet in the BCCI Cricket Center on Friday to formulate a formal decision on this issue, Vinod Rai has confirmed.

Earlier, sources had said that the BCCI had decided that it would be erected by Dhoni because the symbol is neither commercial nor religious. “We will go through the formalities of applying for permission,” the sources said.

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is ready to meet ICC officials in this regard

Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajiv Shukla also supported Dhoni on this issue and said that the former captain did not violate any of the ICC rules by playing badges. “There is no business, religious or political propaganda. The three provisions that the ICC has mentioned are not being violated by Dhoni.

He further said that the move by COA to request the ICC to wear Dhoni “the right way”.
Responding to the development, ICC Strategic Communications General Manager Claire Firlong said, “Until now, I do not know. The ICC will need to consider this.”

Claire confirmed on Thursday that the International Cricket Council had called the BCCI “to remove the symbol”.

The “Balindan badge” or insignia was seen in Dhoni’s gloves because the television replays showed him stumping the Fehlukewo in the 40th over of the innings in the ICC World Cup 2019 in South Africa by Yugavendra Chahal.

Balidhan is a special symbol of special forces, which is part of the parachute regiment. In this there is a commando dagger pointing down, on which there is wings spread over the blade, and a scroll is drawn above the blade with “Balidan” carved in Devanagari. Only paramilitary commandos are allowed to wear bald badges.

Dhoni, who was awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011, received training under Para Brigade in 2015.

India won their opening match against South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2019 and it was not the performance of the team that gave everyone an opportunity to talk online. During the team’s first match at Southampton, eagle-eyed fans put a special mark on the gloves of wicket-keeper, MS Dhoni, and it made a huge buzz online.

The close-up shots of their green gloves are also known as symbols of ‘sacrifice’ of the Indian Para Special Forces Regimental Dagger Symbol, and it sent fans to an enthusiasm. He could not stop praising and praising the former captain for his love and dedication to his country and the armed forces.

Quickly, many photographs of his gloves turned down on social media sites, and fans greeted them for their special gesture. Netizens also told how he donated a symbol on several occasions before being in his hat or in his mobile cover and was also thrilled to see it in the World Cup.


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