Brett Lee criticises Test jerseys with player names, squad numbers- Samaa Digital

 

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Former Australia fast-bowler Brett Lee has criticised the concept of Test jerseys bearing the name and squad number of players.

“I’m strongly against the players numbers & names appearing on the back of test cricket shirts,” Lee tweeted on Friday. “I think it looks ridiculous.”

The former fast-bowler added that he loves the changes to the game introduced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) but believes that the sport’s governing body has made a mistake in this matter.

Brett Lee is not the only Australian to have criticised ICC’s idea of introducing the Test jersey. Former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, in a series of tweets, spoke against it as well.

England and Australia made history by becoming the first two Test-playing nations to wear shirts with their names and numbers on the back.

The cricket boards of the two countries had presented a proposal to wear the jerseys to the International Cricket Council in the Ashes Test series which started in Birmingham on August 1.

Limited-overs cricket in the land down under has been played in coloured clothing since the World Series Cricket began in the late 1970s. The World Cup 1992 became the first edition to feature coloured clothing. Squad numbers were included in the 1999 edition of the World Cup.

 

 

 

 

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