BCCI chooses orange jersey for India’s match against England

Nike have officially unveiled the orange jersey which India will be wearing in the game against England on Sunday in the ICC World Cup.
BCCI chooses orange jersey for India’s match against England

New Delhi

Virat Kohli’s men will be sporting the jersey with an orange-splashing on the shoulder region for their big-ticket World Cup 2019 match against England in Birmingham.

Speculations had been rife about the colour of India’s away jersey ever since it was announced that World Cup teams would wear away jerseys in a few matches in the 10-team tournament in England.

India’s next game against hosts England is considered to be an away game for them. Since both England and India don blue colour jerseys, India, according to International Cricket Council regulations, are going to wear their away kit.

India have been wearing their traditional blue jersey for quite some time now and the new away kit has an orange patch on the shoulders and on the back.

While the new engineered mesh and strategically placed sweat zones help enhanced breathability for the team on the field, new placket construction, the flex crest, garment cut angles and slash taping all add to making the new jersey lighter, more breathable and helps the athletes be agile on the field.

The new total orange and blue coloured away kits also moves away from a traditional silhouette to using new innovative cut lines alongside dynamic material combinations to emphasize a multi-dimensional Slash Design and Movement approach,” Nike said in a statement. Ever since the announcement of the orange jersey, there has been a lot of controversy regarding the choice of the colour. Some political leaders from opposition parties have termed the decision as saffronisation of cricket.

It was also later revealed that ICC had given more colour options but BCCI chose to go with orange.

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