BCCI should stand with Dhoni: Kiren Rijiju


Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should stand with MS Dhoni on the gloves controversy as it has nothing to do with politics.

“I am hopeful that BCCI will take up this matter with ICC and will solve this matter. MS Dhon’s identity is country’s identity, army’s identity and it is not politics. So, BCCI should stand with Dhoni,” he told reporters.

Rijiju said the government does not intervene in the affairs of the sports bodies as the bodies are autonomous and independent.

Dhoni was seen donning a regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on his wicketkeeping gloves during India’s World Cup 2019 opening match being played against South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday.