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Men in blue to sport orange in select World Cup matches

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Indian cricketers are likely to don orange jerseys instead of the blue jersey in few games of ongoing World Cup 2019. The alternate jersey will be released during the course of the tournament. The Virat Kohli-led Team India will sport the orange jersey against hosts England who will not have an alternate jersey in the tournament.

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

The guidelines issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC) before the ongoing World Cup made it mandatory for teams to have different coloured uniforms for all televised tournaments.

“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.

India are bound to sport the orange jersey against the hosts on June 30 at Edgbaston as their blue jersey clashes with England’s. Similar situations will arise as India take on Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Till now, Bangladesh was the first team to unveil their red-coloured alternate jersey instead of the usual green. Also, South Africa wore their predominant green jersey against England in the World Cup opener but wore yellow jersey against Bangladesh.

The concept of multiple jerseys has been inspired from club football in which players choose their colour on a home and away basis.

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