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Govt will take a call on India’s participation in 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan at right time: Sports Minister

After the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Pakistan as the host of the Champions Trophy in 2025, there has been a question on every cricket fan’s mind whether Team India will travel to neighbouring country or not.

Due to political tensions between the two nations, bilateral cricket has been suspended since a long time however, the two sides now only meet each other in ICC events.

Responding to a question on the issue, Indian Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur has nowsaid that the Indian government and the home ministry will make a call on India’s participation when the time comes.

“When the time will come, the Indian government and the home ministry will take a decision. During the international championships, all the factors are looked upon,” Thakur said.

“Even in the past, many countries have refused to play in Pakistan due to security concerns. As you all know, many players were even attacked while playing over there and that’s a big issue to be dealt with,” he added.

Pakistan has been largely starved of international cricket particularly since the 2009 attack on the touring Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore.

Earlier on Tuesday, the ICC had announced Pakistan as the host for the 2025 Champions Trophy.

Significantly, Pakistan had last staged an ICC event in 1996 when they co-hosted the 50-over World Cup with India and Sri Lanka and it will now be after 29 years when an ICC event returns to the country.

The hosts were selected via a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden along with Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt. The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the committee who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management.

Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) newly appointed chairman Ramiz Raja had brushed aside the fears of any last-minute pullouts by the teams from the showpiece event.

“It is not going to happen. They [ICC] went through all the pros and cons and after going through the details, came to the conclusion that Pakistan is fit enough to host and administer the Champions Trophy. You shouldn’t worry at all. I don’t think there will be any negativity or any pullouts at all,” said the PCB chairman.

“We won’t be going to the UAE for the Asia Cup or the Champions Trophy. Not everything happens because of India. We are also here. Don’t worry,” he added.

Dravid eyeing for glory on next ICC events

Newly appointed Team India head coach Rahul Dravid may be kicking off his coaching stint in the T20I series against New Zealand starting on Wednesday in Jaipur but the former India skipper has already started to focus on the three big ICC events which will be held in the next couple of years.

Significantly, there lies a T20 World Cup in Australia next year followed by a ODI World Cup, which will be hosted by India, and a possible World Test Championship (WTC) final in 2023 under Dravid’s two-year tenure.

Keeping these three events in mind, Dravid has said that he has an eye for all the three events.

“It’s a combination of both in any situation. You have to win now but you also have to keep one eye to the future. You have to plan and prepare for the big tournaments. We have them coming up in the next couple of years and we have to think about those things as well,” Dravid said in his first media address as India’s full-time head coach.

“It’s a balance that you need to strike and that’s happening in day to day functioning. It’s hard to put down how exactly you will do it but yeah, we’ll keep both things in mind and certainly, it’s one of the goals. Thinking long term and thinking about what’s in the future certainly is my job as a coach and that won’t that won’t change irrespective of whichever team you’re in, you’re coaching. In terms of the bubble fatigue, or the situation we are in now, we will think about the players’ long-term careers and futures as well and keep that in mind. Prioritise their well-being at any stage over short-term results,” he added.

As the three events cover all the three formats, Dravid expressed on the importance of each format.

“I think all the three formats are critically important for us. There’s going to be no let up in the way we prepare or the way we plan for any of the three formats. Obviously, in the next two years, there are three ICC events and we need to prepare for all those events,” the new head coach said.

“As far as vision is concerned, you know, for me, it’s just about us looking to improve constantly every day and we keep getting better as players and as people then and we should be fine,” he added.

Dravid said that he’s planning to take his time and get a feel of how the system works.

“(Right now) Getting a sense and really sitting back and observing and seeing how things are done and what’s happening and picking up and learning along the way as well. And having some conversations over the last few days. When you come in, I think my role initially will really be to sit back and watch and observe and then step in when required. And we have time for that. So there’s no rush around,” he expressed.

“Just had a few interactions. Obviously, they were busy with the World Cup, so didn’t want to sort of disturb until the World Cup got over. Just had the opportunity at times to obviously chat with Rohit [Sharma], a little bit after the World Cups got over and with Virat [Kohli] as well as with a lot of the players… so yeah, just sort of beginning that. And obviously, the support staff come in here. I’ve had a chance to meet a lot of the people who’ve already been here as part of the support staff for a really long time,” he added.

Rohit to miss Test series vs NZ, Rahane to lead in Kohli’s absence: Report

In a bid to manage the workload of India T20I skipper and opener Rohit Sharma, the Chetan Sharma-headed selection panel is reportedly going to appoint Ajinkya Rahane as the skipper for the first of the two Test against New Zealand, starting November 25 in Kanpur.

Earlier, the selectors had decided to hand Virat Kohli rest in the first Test in Kanpur and now it was been decided on Thursday that Rohit will sit out of the entire Test series to manage his workload.

As per a report in Times of India (TOI), the decision was taken after the selectors met on Thursday.

TOI had earlier reported that four regular Test players — Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur —  will also be rested in the two-match Test series against the Kiwis.

“According to sources, there was a lengthy discussion on the stand-in captain after Kohli had asked for rest in the first Test. There was a proposal to give Rohit the captaincy in the first Test and then give him rest for the second match in Mumbai,” the TOI report stated.

“However, after thorough analysis of Rohit’s workload, it was decided that the new full-time T20I captain needed to be given a longer break,” it added.

The decision comes in the wake of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI’s) new policy of providing break to the players who have been on national duties for almost six months.

Recently, India pacer Bumrah had complained of fatigue during India’s campaign at the ongoing T20 World Cup.

“You need a break. Sometimes you miss your family after being on the road for 6 months. All of that sometimes plays on the back of your mind. But when you are on the field, you don’t think about all of those things. You don’t control all of those things the scheduling and all and what tournament is played when,” Bumrah had said after India’s went down against New Zealand in the Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE recently.

“The BCCI also tried their best to make us feel comfortable … It’s a difficult time. There’s a pandemic going on, so we try to adapt but sometimes bubble fatigue, mental fatigue also creeps in. We tried to give us some cushion. We wanted to get extra runs that could give us an advantage in the second innings,” he had added.

After the first Test in Kanpur, the second and final Test will be held in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium from December 3.

After the home series against the Black Caps, Team India will fly to South Africa where they are scheduled to play three Tests, as many One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20Is against the hosts from December 17.

KL Rahul likley to lead India during home series vs New Zealand

In a bid to provide relief to the senior Team India players from the continous fatigue due to the bubble life, KL Rahul could reportedly lead India in the upcoming home T20I series against New Zeland, scheduled to begin just after the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Notably, several Indian players have been in bubble since a long time as after the World Test Championship (WTC) in June against New Zealand, they were in England for the five-match series and later travelled to the UAE to participate in the remainder of the 14th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

They players are even now in bubble due to the ongoing T20 World Cup.

Recently, after suffering their second consecutive defeat in the ongoing ICC T20 Men’s World Cup, Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah had said that India is struggling from ‘bubble fatigue’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the players are feeling the effects of being on the road for six months.

Commenting on it, Bumrah told reporters: “Absolutely, sometimes you need a break. You miss your family. You’ve been on the road for six months. So all of that sometimes play on the back of your mind. But when you are on the field, you don’t think of all those things…obviously staying in a bubble and staying away from your family for such a long period of time does play a role.”

“The BCCI also tried their best to make us feel comfortable … It’s a difficult time. There’s a pandemic going on, so we try to adapt but sometimes bubble fatigue, mental fatigue also creeps in,” he added.

Bumrah further expressed: “We tried to give us some cushion. We wanted to get extra runs that could give us an advantage in the second innings.”

Significantly, Team India were one of the pre-tournament favourites to lift the coveted trophy but now face an uphill task to make it to the semi-finals of the showpiece event.

Several top Indian cricketers like skipper Virat Kohli, his deputy Rohit Sharma, Bumrah and Mohammad Shami have all been in bio-bubbles since the start of World Test Championship (WTC) in Southampton earlier in June this year and would be handed much-needed rest.

The board is also thinking to rest these players and hand them a break so that they could rejuvenate themselves before the South Africa tour starting December end.

Uncapped players like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan and Venkatesh Iyer, who all have impressed in the 14th season of the cash-rich league, are in contention for the short series.

Team India will play three T20Is matches on November 17, 19 and 21 at Jaipur, Ranchi and Kolkata respectively againstNew Zealand  before taking the Kiwis in a two-Test series, starting November 25 in Kanpur and December 3 in Mumbai respectively.

After the home series against the Kiwis, the Indian team will tour South Africa for three Tests, as many One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20Is.

T20 World Cup: Cricket fraternity backs under-fire Team India

The Virat Kohli-led Team India had a disappointing outing on Sunday once against as they suffered an eight-wicket defeat against New Zealand in their second game of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE.

After losing to arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24 (Sunday), Team India once again succumbed under pressure before the Kiwis following which, it was heavily criticised on social media platforms.

What happened worse for the Men in Blue that even if the Virat Kohli-led side wins all of their remaining three matches, it won’t be enough to secure them a place in the semi-finals of the showpiece event.

After this, former England captain Kevin Pietersen appealed to the fans to support Virat Kohli and co. Team India.

“There is a winner and a loser in the game. No player goes out to lose. It is the greatest honour to represent your country. Please realize that the people in the game are not robots and they need support at all times,” tweeted Pietersen in Hindi.

Meanwhile, former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh urged the fans not to be too harsh on the players as they are the ones hurting the most after the wight-wicket loss.

“Let’s not be harsh on our players. Yes, we know them for better cricket. Sabse jyada players ko hurt hota hai after such results. but well done to @BLACKCAPS NZ for winning the match. they were fantastic in all departments,” tweeted Harbhajan.

What was interesting to see that even Pakistani crickets came to support the Kohli-led Indian team.

Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir wrote on Twitter: “I still believe India is the best team, it is just a matter of having a good time or bad time.”

Throeing light on the online hate directed towards the players, Amir said that abusing players and their families “is such a shame.”

“Don’t forget [at the] end of the day it’s just a game of cricket,” he added.

Similarly, batter Azhar Ali said that the situation is not looking good for India. “It’s not looking good for India…but we all want India to stay in the tournament,” he wrote on Twitter.

He also felt that that the ongoing showpiece event would lose its charm if the Men in Blue makes an early exit from the tournament.

“This early exit of India won’t be good for the event,” Ali added.

Earlier, skipper Kohli had admitted that his side wasn’t brave enough in any department of the game.

“I don’t think we were brave enough with bat or ball. We didn’t have much to defend but we weren’t brave when we walked out to field. When you play for the Indian cricket team you have a lot of expectations – not just from fans, but players as well,” Kohli said after the defeat against the Kiwis.

“So there’s always going to be more pressure with our games and we’ve embraced it over the years. Everyone who plays for India has to embrace it. And when you cope together as a team you overcome it and we haven’t done it these two games. Just because you’re the Indian team and there are expectations doesn’t mean you start playing differently. I think we’re fine, there’s a lot of cricket left to play,” he added.

Notably, after being asked to bat, India were restricted at a paltry 110/7 in 20 overs as Kiwi pacer Trent Boult and spinner Ish Sodhi starred with the ball before opener Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten 49 guided the Black Caps home comfortably.

India will next face Afghanistan on Wednesday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The Kohli-led side is currently placed at the fifth position in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage with a Net Run Rate (NRR) of -1.609.

T20 World Cup: Can the Men in Blue still qualify for the semi-finals?

With two back to back humiliating defeats in as many games, the Virat Kohli-led Team India are on the brink of making an early exit from the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, currently underway in the UAE.

After being crushed to a 10-wicket defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan in their campaign opener, the Men in Blue, once again succumbed against New Zealand on Sunday (October 31), suffering an eight-wicket loss this time. Team India, who were one of the pre-tournament favourites to lift the coveted trophy, now face an uphill task to make it to the semi-finals of the showpiece event.

After last night’s result, one thing that would be in every Indian cricket fan’s mind is that can the Kohli-led side still have a chance to advance to the semi-finals?

Undoubtedly, India still carries a slight chance of making to the knock-outs however, for that to happen the Kholi’s side not only needs to win all its remaining matches but would also expect other results to go in their favour.

India will now need to beat Afghanistan, which are seated at the second spot in the point-table with a decent net run-rate (NRR) of (+3.097). India also needs to beat Scotland and Namibia by huge margins to improve its own NRR, which is -1.609 currently.

On the other hand, the Babar Azam-led Pakistan is likely to win its remaining matches against Scotland and Namibia to finish at the top of the table.

Meanwhile from India’s prospective, Afghanistan needs to beat the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand and if not, then the Kiwis must beat the Mohammad Nabi-led side not by a big margin. Moreover, either Namibia or Scotland need to pull off an upset against New Zealand, which seems an unlikley affair.

Even if all the above mentioned things goes India’s way, then the Black Caps will finish the league stage with six points like India and in such a scenario, everything would then rely on the NRR, which would decide the second semifinalist from the Group 2.

Earlier after going down against New Zealand, Kohli admitted that his side wasn’t brave enough in any department of the game.

“I don’t think we were brave enough with bat or ball. We didn’t have much to defend but we weren’t brave when we walked out to field. When you play for the Indian cricket team you have a lot of expectations – not just from fans, but players as well,” Kohli said after the defeat to New Zealand.

“So there’s always going to be more pressure with our games and we’ve embraced it over the years. Everyone who plays for India has to embrace it. And when you cope together as a team you overcome it and we haven’t done it these two games. Just because you’re the Indian team and there are expectations doesn’t mean you start playing differently. I think we’re fine, there’s a lot of cricket left to play,” he added.

The Men in Blue are slated to next face Afghanistan on Wednesday (November 3) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

T20 World Cup: Hardik starts bowling at net sessions

In what could come as a huge relief for the Virat Kohli-led Team India, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has finally started bowling in the nets in Dubai.

The development meanwhile, also raises the possibility of Hardik bowling atleast couple of overs in India’s crucial T20 World Cup affair against New Zealand on October 31 (Sunday) in Dubai as the Men in Blue is missing the comfort of a sixth bowler.

Earlier during India’s tour of Sri Lanka in July this year, Hardik had bowled 16 overs across three ODIs and one T20I however, he had refrained from bowling even a single over in the UAE leg of the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season for his side Mumbai Indians.

Later during India’s campaign opener against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24, Hardik had also hurt his shoulder while batting and did not take the field following which Ishan Kishan fielded for the all-rounder.

Hardike was then immediately rushed for precautionary scans.

Later, the all-rounder was reportedly declared fit and was likley available for selection against New Zealand.

On Wednesday, Hardik went through fitness drills and was overseen by strength and conditioning coach Sohum Desai and physio Nitin Patel.

As per reports, Hardik also bowled nearly for 20 minutes to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur in the nets and was monitored by head coach Ravi Shastri and mentor MS Dhoni. Later, the all-rounder took throwdowns from batting coach Vikram Rathour in the nets.

Earlier before the contest against Pakistan, Hardik had said that he would likely bowl in the games closer to the knockout stage.

“The back is fine, it was jittery, but I won’t be bowling for now. I want to be able to bowl eventually, closer to the knockouts. The professionals and I both have to take the call about when I can have a bowl,” Hardik had said ahead of the game against Pakistan.

With the Kohli-led Team India now aiming to beat New Zealand to keep their knockout hopes alive following the crushing 10-wicket defeat against Pakistan, it is most likley that the team management would opt for some change in the Playing XI on Sunday.

As per reports, either Shardul Thakur or Ishan Kishan might get a chance in place of Hardik.

It is most likley that Shardul would be preferred over Ishan as he along with bowling, he can also be handy with the bat down the order.

After New Zealand, India will face Afghanistan on November 3 in Abu Dhabi. The Men in Blue will then face Scotland and Namibia on November 5 and 8 in Dubai.

The two semifinals of the showpiece event will be held on November 10 and November 11 with the final to be played on November 14 in Dubai.

India is currently placed fifth in the six-team Group 2 standings of the Super 12 stage after their humiliating defeat against the Babar Azam-led side.

Pakistan, which has won both their games so far, is seated at the top with four points in their kitty and are followed by Afghanistan, Namibia and New Zealand respectively.

Scotland, which has lost both their games, is at the bottom.

Rahul Dravid formally applies for Team India’s head coach post

Former India skipper Rahul Dravid on Tuesday officially applied for the position of the head coach of India senior men’s team while former India batsman VVS Laxman has shown interest to take over as the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Chief.

Notably, the postition of NCA Chief will fall vacant as soon as Dravid is formally announced the head coach of Team India and today was the last date to apply for the post of the head coach.

Althought Dravid is all set to take over the job of head coach of Team India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on October 17 had issued invitation for the position of the head coach of the Indian senior men’s team along with the batting, bowling and fielding coach.

Meanwhile, the invitation also include the vacancy for the Head Sports Science/Medicine of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Although, Dravid is all set to take over as the next head coach of the Indian cricket team after the ongoing T20 World Cup, it has been learnt that the BCCI issued the advertisement for the post to ensure that due process is followed.

The deadline for the submission for applying for the post of head coach was set at 5 PM on October 26 (Tuesday) while for the remaining four posts it has been fixed as November 3.

The BCCI statement said that the remuneration for the post of head coach will be “negotiable and will be commensurated with experience” and the period of contract will be of two years.

The statement said that some of the key accountabilities for the head coach post will be that he will be responsible for developing a world class Indian cricket team which delivers sustained success in all conditions and formats, inspiring current and future generations of cricketers and stakeholders with their approach to the game.

Earlier after some initial reluctance, 48-year-old Dravid had agreed to the BCCI’s offer of coaching the Indian team. Reportedly, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah had held a meeting with Dravid and persuaded him to take up the role.

Earlier this year, Dravid had served as the head coach of the Indian team during the tour of Sri Lanka.

As per the the board’s invitation, Dravid will have a two-year contract as India’s head coach and the contract will end after the ICC World Cup in 2023.

Dravid’s first assignment as the full-time head coach will be the home series against New Zealand, which is scheduled to begin less than a week after the final of the ongoing T20 World Cup.

Team India is scheduled to play three T20Is matches on November 17, 19 and 21 at Jaipur, Ranchi and Kolkata respectively against the Kiwis.

The T20I series will be followed by two Tests, starting November 25 in Kanpur and December 3 in Mumbai respectively.

After the home series against the Kiwis, the Indian team will tour South Africa for three Tests, as many One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20Is.

Meanwhile, former India pacer Paras Mhambrey is likely to be the appointed as the next bowling coach.

Hardik Pandya expected to bowl against Pakistan, hints Rohit Sharma

Team Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma has hinted that all-rounder Hardik Pandya might bowl when their side begins its T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket stadium in Dubai.

Sharma, who led the India in their second warm-up game against Australia, had said his side needs the services of a sixth bowler.

Notably, several questions have been raised over Hardik, who has refrained from bowling since a long time and the all-rounder also didn’t bolwed a single over in the recently concluded season of Indian Premier League (IPL).

“Hardik is coming along pretty well, but it’ll be a while before he will start to bowl. He hasn’t started bowling, but he should be ready by the start of the tournament,” Rohit had said at the toss for the warm-up match against Australia couple of days back.

“We have quality in the main bowlers, but you need an option for a sixth bowler,” he added.

“We want to make sure that we get the sixth bowling option, some options in the batting order as well, we’ll try all those things today,” he had said.

In the recent times, Hardik’s fitness has been a cause of concern for the Men in Blue. It was due to his fitness which had forced the selectors to make a change in their 15-memeber squad for the T20 World Cup as Shardul Thakur, who was in the reserves, was bought in place of spinner Axar Patel because the Mumbai cricketer was the only seamer in the squad who can also be handy with the willow.

Recently, former India opener Gautam Gambhir had said that Hardik, not bowling could a big concern for the Kohli-led side.

“If I have to go with just five bowlers, then I will pick Ishan Kishan ahead of Hardik Pandya on current form. If you are going with five proper bowlers and six batsmen, Hardik’s form is probably a massive concern. Forget about the bowling, with the bat as well,” Gambhir had said on Star Sports show Gameplan.

“For me, Hardik Pandya gets into India’s playing XI only if he does proper bowling in both warmup games, not only in the nets. There is a huge difference between bowling in the nets and against quality batsmen like Babar Azam and that too in the World Cup,” he had added.

After beating England in their first warm-up fixture by seven wickets, the Men in Blue once again produced an all-round display as they had thrashed Australia by eight wickets in their second practise game.

India will now play Pakistan in the blockbuster clash of the showpiece event on October 24 in Dubai.

The Men In Blue, placed in the second group, will next face New Zealand on October 31 at the same venue before facing Afghanistan on November 3 in Abu Dhabi.

India will then take on the two of the four qualifiers on November 5 and 8 in Dubai.

The two semifinals will be held on November 10 and November 11 with the final to be played on November 14.

Myntra to host MPL Sports’ official Team India merchandise

With the cricket season in full swing, Myntra on Thursday announced that it is now hosting MPL Sports’ official Team India merchandise collection on its platform.

The assortment includes distinct styles such as the player jersey, stadium jersey, training jackets and hoodies, and polo tees by MPL Sports, which is the official kit sponsor of the Indian Cricket Team. The highlight of the collection is the recently launched “Billion Cheers Jersey,” highly sought after by cricket fans due to its unique design inspired by billions of fans, both at home and abroad.

The jersey bears sound wave patterns representing fan chants and cheers from iconic matches and comes in shades of Prussian and Royal Blue for a sharp and vibrant look. The collection starts retailing at an attractive price of just Rs 999.

Myntra attracts a large and varied cohort of sports fans and always strives to bring the most-anticipated styles to the shoppers.

Speaking on the occasion, Arvind Charanyan, VP – Revenue & Growth, Myntra, said: “We are thrilled to partner with MPL Sports to bring its official cricket collection to Myntra’s wide base of shoppers, especially with so much excitement surrounding the games.”

“Cricket has always been the pulse of the country and we are delighted that our consumers can showcase their unwavering support and enthusiasm by donning the official merchandise and cheer as our men in blue put their best foot forward to win the championship,” he added.

Through MPL Sports’ partnership with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the athleisure brand strives to make the official merchandise of the Indian team universally available for all fans at affordable prices.

Shobhit Gupta, Head – MPL Sports, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Myntra to showcase the first-of-a-kind Billion Cheers Jersey along with a comprehensive range inspired by and made for cricket fans. We are sure that Myntra’s seamless shopping experience and extensive reach will ensure that billions of cricket fans can get access to styles that they love wherever they are, while they support the team in their pursuit of the championship title.”

“We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Myntra and hope to explore newer avenues in the coming years,” he added.

MPL Sports also recently launched the official Team India jersey anthem, Show Your Game, which captures how Indians across different walks of life come together and through their A-game breathe life and character into the jersey.

The anthem touches upon how the jersey isn’t just a piece of apparel, but is a call to action for all avid supporters to show up for their home team.

Notably, MPL Sports, an athleisure, merchandise, and sporting equipment brand, was named the official kit sponsor and merchandise partner for the Indian Cricket Team (Men’s, Women’s and Under-19 teams), for a three-year period till December 2023.

Earlier on october 13, the BCCI had unveiled the brand new jersey which the Indian cricket team will be donning at the T20 World Cup.

The jersey has been launched by MPL Sports, the official kit sponsors of Team India.