The Sri Lankan team has shown some superlative performances in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 after they defeated England in the last encounter to boost their chances of going into the semi-finals. As per ICC rules, visiting teams have to wear a different coloured jersey in case of a clash during televised tournaments.
Sri Lanka was seen wearing a yellow colour dominated kit when they were playing as the visiting team against Afghanistan and England, also the two matches that they have won in the tournament so far. The Sri Lankan team seems to take a liking to the yellow kit and has asked the ICC permission to keep wearing it.
"The Sri Lanka team considers yellow jersey to be their lucky one. They put in a formal request if they could wear it against any other team in the competition. The ICC saw that it's not clashing with colours of other teams and hence they have been allowed," an ICC source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
While Sri Lanka's second choice jersey did not create any controversy, India's bowling coach Bharath Arun was asked about his take on the colour of the second choice jersey which has been politicised in some quarters."To be very honest, we are not even aware of which colour we are going to be wearing.
So, we have not given any thought on that. All our focus is on the match tomorrow," Arun said.In Mumbai, Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi Wednesday said India cricket team wearing orange jersey could be "saffronisation".Asked about the politicisation on this issue, Arun simply said, "We bleed blue and blue is going to be predominantly the colour tomorrow. That is it."