Why a 12-year-old designed Scotland’s jersey?

Scotland defeated Bangladesh in their first game of the qualifier round and are up against Papua New Guinea.

Yaksh Author

Updated - 19 October 2021 5:23 pm

It seems like Scotland have entered the T20 World Cup qualification in UAE having a huge positive mindset. Heading into the T20 World Cup, Scotland have not only been praised for their worthy effort on the field but also for their newly designed purple-shaded jersey.

Notably, this kit of Scotland has been designed by a 12-year-old girl named - Rebecca Downie. The design has been selected from over 200 entries from different schools within Scotland and is based on the colours of Scotland’s national emblem.

Rebecca Downie presented the kit in front of the team players before they left for Oman to participate in the Qualifiers. The 12-years-old along with her family were called as special guests against Zimbabwe, where she met all the concerned players of Scotland.

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Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer opens up on their newly-designed World Cup kit

“It was great to meet Rebecca and her family recently and see her wearing the new shirt. The team are really proud of the design and we are planning to go out there and do it justice with our performances in the World Cup. We hope that the fans will enjoy the new design and wear them proudly as they support us from back home”, said skipper Kyle Coetzer as quoted by Cricketnmore.

Scotland are placed in Group B alongside Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Oman in Round 1 of the T20 World Cup 2021. Notably, the winner of this group will join India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan in Group 2 of the Super 12. Whereas the second placed team will join Group A after the qualifiers.

After defeating Bangladesh in the first game, Scotland are up against Papua New Guinea in the ongoing qualifier match.