Players Not Happy with Nike Indian Cricket Team Jersey

Ruben Hill
August 23, 2017

New Delhi:The Indian cricket board is unhappy with Nike, the kit sponsor for Indian team, for providing sub-standard clothing to the players over the past few months.

During the run-up to the World T20 past year, the Indian team had been unhappy with the colour of their practice kits and then also Nike had made the replacements as quickly as possible. The board's chief executive Rahul Johri and chief administrator Ratnakar Shetty then brought the issue to the notice of the Committee of Administrators, which has been overseeing the functioning of the board. In the latest contract, Nike paid almost Rs 370 crores to renew the sponsorship of Team India which will run till 2020.

Based on their feedback, the Nike will decide on its official launch", a source told The Indian Express while Johri revealed, "It (Nike's clothing) has come up for discussion in last CoA meeting and chairman CoA (Vinod Rai) took it very strongly.

Nike is Indian Cricket Team jersey maker since 2006.

Along with the new training kits, Nike sent its representatives to Pallekele to get feedback from the players regarding the team jersey after they had reportedly expressed displeasure over the quality of the earlier jerseys.

The Nike is contracted as the official kit sponsor till 2020.

There has been no official statement from Nike yet. The Indian team, which is now in Sri Lanka, was given the new gears during the optional training session on Tuesday ahead of Thursday's second ODI.

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