Cricket fans will be greeted by an incredible match on the Day 1 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games as India will face Australia in the first match on Friday. In this match, Team India will be seen in a way, which has never been seen before. The match will be played at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham like every other cricket match for the event.
But for this monumental fixture, the Indian team will come on the field for this match in their jersey with a slight change. Although their jersey will have the traditional navy blue colour but it will see a change in the team’s logo. Now you would think – why is it so?
The answer is – both men’s and women’s Indian cricket teams under the contract of the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is seen wearing jersey with BCCI logo. Similarly, the names and logos of the sponsors of BCCI are included in this apparel.
But during the Commonwealth Games or any other event like the Olympics or Asian Games, the players enter the field not under the name of their respective federation, but under country’s name. Hence, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team will don the Commonwealth Games logo for the upcoming games and possibly win some medals.
We are working on the killing attitude: Kaur
Before the start of the CWG 2022, Kaur had expressed that India enters this event with a balanced side and is working on building a ‘killing attitude’ which will help them win in clutch moments. She also talked about how this idea was put forth by Pooja Vastrakar in a team meeting.
She said, “We still have a balanced side. We need to just shuffle our batting order and bowl intelligently. We can have a great competition. Right now, we are working on the killing attitude. Everyone’s talking about it and we are working on it. During the Sri Lanka tour, we had a team meeting, Pooja (Vastrakar) came up with this idea and said we have to play that way. It felt really nice to see players giving ideas.”