ICC World Cup 2019: Before MS Dhoni's rejection of gloves, ICC censored Chris Gayle's "Universal Boss" logo

Dhoni's gloves had the insignia of the army, which was rejected by the ICC as it violated clothing regulations.
ICC World Cup 2019: Before MS Dhoni's rejection of gloves, ICC censored Chris Gayle's "Universal Boss" logoICC World Cup 2019: Before MS Dhoni's rejection of gloves, ICC censored Chris Gayle's "Universal Boss" logo
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Before rejecting MS Dhoni's request for wearing wicket keeping gloves that had an insignia of the Indian army, the ICC refused West Indian opener Chris Gayle's request to use a 'Universal Boss' on his logo. 

Gayle, who calls himself the 'Universal Boss', had requested the International Board to allow him to use the logo for his bat, but it was rejected as no personal messages can be carried out on the sporting or clothing equipment in international games. 

"ICC couldn't have made an exception for Dhoni as no personal messages are allowed on equipment. Gayle wanted it but when he was refused permission, he accepted it and moved on," an official stated. 

On the ICC rejecting Dhoni's gloves, the official stuck to his stance that no personal messages can be carried.

"It is not about military symbolism. It is about a simple rule that no personal messages are allowed. If ICC did not make an exception for Gayle, then how come they would make it for Dhoni."

However, Team india wore camouflage caps recently in an international match against Australia after the Pulwama attacks to pay a tribute to the martyrs. 

"A formal request was made by the BCCI as they wanted to use the match as a fund-raiser for the victims of the Pulwama terror attack. In a bilateral series, ICC allows teams to do charity. Just like the Pink Test in Australia for the Jane McGrath Foundation that works on breast cancer awareness, the source added.

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