ICC To Introduce Number On Jerseys In Test Cricket - Reports

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ICC To Introduce Number On Jerseys In Test Cricket – Reports 

ICC To Introduce Number On Jerseys In Test Cricket – Reports
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Over the years, the Jersey numbers of certain players have always made a huge impact in the sports world. Fans would love to don those Jerseys with the numbers of their favourite players. Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council eyes to bring those numbered-Jerseys to Test format of the game as well.

Test cricket has seen numerous changes such as the introduction of day-night Tests with ball colours changing and players taking a breather for tea and supper instead. Now, the upcoming ICC Test Championship would see a few more changes to the game.

The new procedure to start with Ashes Trophy 2019:

The latest reports suggest that the new rule set to makes its way in the upcoming Ashes Trophy 2019. The players will sport Jersey that got the numbers, which they generally use in the limited overs version of the game.

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Test cricketers are reportedly set to wear numbers on the back of their shirts under changes proposed for the ICC Test Championship which begins with the Ashes in August. As per cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia’s operations department is in the planning phase to produce numbered Test shirts for the Ashes this winter.

It doesn’t bother me – Travis Head

Recently, a lot of cricketers expressed their discomfort in bringing change to Traditional cricket. However, the Australian cricketer Travis Head isn’t bothered about it, as he feels that the new change would help the young kids to find their favourite players.

Further, he went on to add saying that it was the reason why Shield cricket welcomed the move. He believes that the latest move by the International Cricket Council would be a good sign to help the young kids find their stars a bit easier.

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“It doesn’t bother me in the slightest, and I think if it helps the fans then that’s a good thing,” Head told cricket.com.au. “That’s why they brought it into Shield cricket so that people could identify players they probably don’t see all that often, especially now with games being live-streamed.”

Well, it seems like a good move from the officials. The numbers on the Jerseys wouldn’t affect the game in any way, which means there won’t be any oppositions for the new thought. Most probably, it would prompt youngster to wear those jerseys during the course of the Test matches.

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