Virat & Co to sport new orange jersey in World Cup


India are to support Orange jerseys at select matches at the ongoing cricket World Cup, including in their match against the hosts England at Edgbaston on 30 June.

The Jersey will predominantly be orange with a tinge of blue and will be unveiled during the course of the ICC cricket World Cup 2019.

“The BCCI marketing team is still working on the design and the jersey will be unveiled very soon,” a BCCI source told PTI.

India have always played their limited overs cricket in various shades of blue and the need for a new colour arose when governing body International Cricket Council (ICC) issued a guideline requiring teams to have two different coloured uniforms except for hosts England.

“For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has a preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event. In advance of the event the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match,” the ICC had said in a release.

With Afghanistan also playing in blue, India will be required to play in their new jersey against their subcontinent rivals when they face each other.

The idea of multi coloured jersey comes from football where away team has to change their attire if it matches with that of the home team.

The tournament has already seen the effect of both teams having a same coloured Jersey. In the opener South Africa wore their traditional green but wore yellow in their match against Bangladesh.

Apart from South Africa, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have also unveiled their away jerseys.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Publish date : 2019-06-04 11:48:56

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