Fact Check: Will India Sport 'Pakistan' Name On Asia Cup 2023 Jerseys For First-Time Ever?
The Asia Cup 2023 will be held in Sri Lanka and Pakistan from August 30 to September 17. Team India has yet to decide their squad, whilst Pakistan has declared their 17-man squad for the event.
The Asia Cup's main event will be played on September 2 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka between archrivals India and Pakistan. Not to mention that India had refused to play in Pakistan because to security concerns.
After much debate and discussion, Pakistan, which had previously been the sole host of the Asia Cup, agreed to co-host the tournament with Sri Lanka.
India will play all of its Asia Cup matches in Sri Lanka, while the other six nations - Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka - will play in both countries.
A rumour has spread on social media that the Indian cricket team will be wearing a shirt with the word 'Pakistan' inscribed on the front. Fans have been unable to fathom the truth behind such information.
The name 'Pakistan' will not be printed on Team India's jerseys. The word 'Pakistan' will most likely be inscribed in small characters beneath the Asia Cup Logo, which will be displayed on the top-right side of the shirt.
In International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) competitions, the jerseys do not carry the sponsor's name on the front, only the tournament emblem on the top-right. Along with the logo, the names of the hosts or co-hosts are written just beneath it.
When Pakistan visits India later this year for the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023, they will also have 'India' written under the Cricket World Cup emblem.
That does not imply that 'India' is emblazoned on the front of their jerseys. That is why it is critical to understand the concept behind the 'host' country's name emblazoned on the jerseys, as this is nothing new.
When will India squad for Asia Cup be out?
Only Pakistan has named the entire lineup out of the six nations competing in the competition. India is still awaiting the progress of players such as Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul before deciding on the final selection for the Asia Cup.
Iyer and Rahul have recovered from their injuries and have begun batting in the nets, but the selectors want to know if they are fully match fit.