With the T20 games just a little over a week away, cricket fans will now have another reason to celebrate and get into the cricket fever. We are talking about the long-awaited new Indian National Cricket Team Jersey! The official kit sponsor of the team, athleisure brand MPL Sports, started taking pre-orders for the latest edition on its website: mplsports.in.
The team will step out onto the field wearing this jersey for the first time at their practice match against England on October 18th and then at the opening game against Pakistan on October 24th. But fans can get their hands on the new threads much before that. The brand revealed that it will officially unveil the new jersey and team kit on October 13th and orders will ship soon after.
Season after season, the jersey has been a way for fans to sport the official colours and rep the team. This time, MPL Sports says, the jersey will bring the fans closer to the game. It is a reflection of what the fans stand for and their passion, brought alive through unique design elements.
“At MPL Sports, the fans are our biggest inspiration and we wanted to introduce a jersey that is reflective of them,” said Shobhit Gupta, Head – MPL Sports, “Their cheers, energy and emotion is what makes this jersey. At a time when most fans cannot be physically present in the stadium to cheer for the team as it is happening abroad, their blessings are with the players in the form of this jersey.”
Last year, MPL Sports released a Retro Jersey, drawing inspiration from the 1992 kit with a classic navy-blue, green, white and red color scheme. This year, the jersey is an homage to the cricket fans and their unwavering support.
This jersey starts retailing at an attractive price of just Rs 1,799, alongside the player edition jersey and Virat Kohli’s signature Number 18 jersey. “This is the first time in Team India’s history that fans can get their hands on the official team jersey at such an affordable price. In addition to the new jersey, we will also launch a diverse range of new merchandise for fans to flaunt their love for the team,” Gupta added.