London: The case of the ' sacrifice badge ' on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's gloves has been caught on the mark. During India's first encounter against South Africa at Southampton on Wednesday, MS Dhoni was seen wicketkeeping with the gloves with a sacrifice badge. The ICC had asked Dhoni to remove the mark from his glove. But Dhoni had categorically refused to remove the mark from his gloves.
On the other hand, the Indian Army does not consider this sign of Dhoni's gloves as a sacrifice badge. According to Indian Army sources, it is a symbol of special forces which is in maroon colour and is written in Hindi. It is always worn on the chest. The sign on Dhoni's glove is a symbol of para special forces. It is noteworthy that the ICC had asked Dhoni to remove the mark from his glove. After which the BCCI has come out in support of Dhoni.
BCCI's COA chief Vinod Rai said that, "we have already written to the ICC to allow MS Dhoni to wear ' Balidan badges ' on his gloves." As per the ICC sources, "if MS Dhoni and BCCI ensure the ICC does not have any political, religious or racial message in the ' Sacrifice badge ', the ICC may consider the insistence. '