As the ICC World Cup 2019 is set to begin on 30 May on a high note in England and Wales. 10 teams will be participating in the mammoth tournament.
It has been learnt that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has initiated to bring in a home and away kit rule for the World Cup. The teams that share same colour jersey will don separate colours for their away games except for the host team which will have the liberty to choose colour.
The reason behind the change is that four teams in the World Cup tournament – England, India , Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have the same blue jersey. And three teams – Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh share green colour jersey.
England being the host team of the mega tournament will be given the choice of jersey and the other teams will be required to change their jersey colour while playing in the tournament.
It is expected that India will be in orange jersey for their games against England and Afghanistan, as both the teams will be the home team for their games against India.
As for the other teams, Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh have green colour jersey. Hence, we will also see a change in their jersey colour for a few of their games. Pakistan team has been allowed to don it’s traditional green throughout the championship as the team has been defined as the home team against their games with Bangladesh and South Africa.
As for the remaining teams – Australia, West Indies and New Zealand have different colour jersey, hence the teams will not to be required to make changes to their respective jersey colour.
The ICC World Cup 2019 begins on 30 May with England and South Africa coming face-to-face for opening of the mega tournament at Oval, London. Team India will start it’s campaign against South Africa on 5 June at Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton.