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WATCH: CoA Member Diana Edulji Extends Support To MS Dhoni Amid ICC's Objection To The 'Balidaan Badge' On His Glove, Says "we Will Back Him To The Hilt"

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

Diana Edulji, a member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), has responded to the controversy triggered over ICC's objection to Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni's "Balidaan badge" insignia on the glove that he wore during the match between India and South Africa on Wednesday. 

Responding to the questions of media following the CoA meeting in the matter. Diana Edulji said that the cricketing body will back Dhoni and the players to the hill, adding that Dhoni is not a controversial person. She further said that thing will be sorted before India's match against Australia on Sunday.

"During the caps issue as well, we had written to ICC for permission and they gave it. This is not a problem at all. Nothing important. We have not spoken to the team at all. We will back him to the hilt, any Indian player for that matter. BCCI is there for cricket and cricketers. Dhoni is not a controversial person. Let us be very clear in that matter. Hopefully, things should be sorted before the match on Sunday," Edulji said.

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After the CoA meeting in the matter, CoA chairman Vinod Rai also said that the cricketing body will follow norms of the ICC after taking permission over the Dhoni's glove. 

He said, "As regards to Pakistan playing in India, we have always taken the government's viewpoint. We have asked the government's viewpoint. I'm not saying what the government will say and how we'll react. I will not comment on any statement that I have not heard. We will take permission. We will follow ICC norms 100%."

A massive controversy broke following the ICC's objection to Dhoni's glove showing the "Balidaan badge" insignia of the army. Dhoni, who has been conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011, had also undergone training under the Para Brigade in 2015.

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