BCCI officially unveils India’s away Orange Jerseey for upcoming India vs England World Cup 2019 Cricket Match.
As per the ICC’s new rule, the teams have to wear different jerseys based on ‘home’ and ‘away’ colours so that they do not cause confusion in identifying the teams distinctly. Apart from India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have been made to pick different coloured kits because of similar shades.
Colour options were given to BCCI
“Colour options were given to BCCI and they chose the colour combination that looked the best to them. The whole idea is to be different from blue as England also wears the same shade of blue as India,” ICC clarified. “The design (orange) is taken from India’s old T20 jersey which had orange in it. The designers who are sitting in the USA designed this jersey from something that already existed and not something completely new that fans don’t identify with.”
Only England and Pakistan have been allowed to stick to their own colours while Australia, New Zealand and the West Indies have been exempted from having a different kit because of their unique colours — yellow, black and maroon, respectively.
The England-India clash will be a high-voltage one since both sides will be eyeing a win to confirm a place in the semi-finals. The hosts will be particularly desperate to win the game to arrest a mid-tournament slump after they lost consecutive games against Sri Lanka and Australia.