Akhtar not happy with jersey numbers in Tests

Akhtar not happy with jersey numbers in Tests
Shoaib Akhtar. - AFP

Islamabad - England and Australia have become the first nations in the history of Test cricket to wear names and numbers on their jerseys



By IANS

Published: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 6:26 PM

Last updated: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 8:31 PM

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar is unhappy seeing cricketers wearing names and serial numbers on the back of their jerseys in Test cricket, terming it as 'awful'. He also urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to revert its decision.
England and Australia, presently competing in the first Test of the much-awaited Ashes series, have become the first nations in the history of Test cricket to wear names and numbers on their jerseys.
The ICC had come up with the idea of printing names and numbers on the white flannels as an initiative to help fans connect with the players.
"Player's name and number on the white Test kit looks awful. Should not be there. Takes away from the traditional spirit in which the game is played. This decision should be reversed," Shoaib tweeted.


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