BCCI Rejects 'Baseless' Reports Claiming India to Wear Alternative Kit for Pakistan Clash at World Cup 2023
The Indian cricket team will face Pakistan in a fascinating match this Saturday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The Indian men's cricket team's costume for their eagerly awaited match against Pakistan in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will not be changed.
The BCCI has refuted rumours that the Rohit Sharma-led team might be wearing a different uniform for this specific match, which is set to take place in Ahmedabad on October 14.
"We completely reject the media rumours that Team India will play Pakistan wearing a different match outfit.
These reports are purely fictional and completely unfounded. India's national colour, blue, will be worn by the Men in Blue for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, according to news agency ANI, citing BCCI honorary treasurer Ashish Shelar.
The Indian squad did don a different uniform versus England at the 2019 ODI World Cup; it was a darker blue colour with orange sleeves. There aren't any specific intentions to follow that order this time, though.
India defeated Australia six wickets to start their ODI World Cup campaign in Chennai on Sunday. India was 2/3 after two overs in their chase of 200, but KL Rahul (97*) and Virat Kohli (85) enabled them recover from the early setbacks.
Even though India needed just 23 more runs to win, Kohli was removed in the 38th over after attempting a pull shot off Josh Hazlewood (3/38).
Alongside Hardik Pandya (11*), Rahul carried the team over the finish line to secure the victory with a six. After that, India will travel to Delhi to play Afghanistan on Wednesday.
The opening match of the world cup, between England and New Zealand, took place last week. Now that all ten countries have had a chance to play one match, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, and India have all won their opening contests.
Meanwhile, during the India-Australia match in Chennai, there was an invader. Reported pitch invasion Daniel Jarvis, also referred to as Jarvo, was able to get past Chepauk's security and attempted to approach the players.
After the security staff moved swiftly to remove him from the pitch, Jarvo was barred from attending any more tournament matches, according to a statement issued by the ICC.