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Bangladesh unveil away kit in World Cup and it’s a complete contrast

Bangladesh will play South Africa in their first match at the World Cup at the Oval on June 2.

Bangladesh ODI
Bangladesh ODI. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Touches of football are being seen in cricket this World Cup season as many of the teams have come up with home and away jerseys. On Saturday, Bangladesh unveiled their away jersey and it marked a complete departure from their regular green kit. The away kit of the tigers is red with a little shade of green in the middle. The name ‘Bangladesh’ is written in the middle in white.

Ace Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was seen posting a picture of himself sporting the new away kit for the World Cup on Instagram and the fans came up with mixed responses. While some liked it, some didn’t and there were those who felt that the kit resembled the all-red jersey of Zimbabwe who though is not playing in this year’s World Cup.

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With teams that have common colours in their kit like India, England and Sri Lanka (all blue) and Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh (all green), the International Cricket Council (ICC) has thought of introducing the home-and-away concept to distinguish between teams.

Each team will wear their kits on a playing day as per the home and away basis, excepting England (being hosts), Australia, New Zealand and the Windies (by virtue of their non-overlapping colours). Pakistan, however, has the luxury to continue with their green colour against teams like SA and Bangladesh.

Bangladesh had issue with regular kit for this World Cup

Bangladesh had an issue with their home kit recently when the supporters expressed their intense disappointment with a kit that had no red shade but only green, resembling the jersey of Pakistan. Owing to the country’s disturbing past relationship with Pakistan, the Bangladesh supporters rejected it, forcing the authorities to re-issue a fresh kid having the original red and green shades.

The Bangladesh national flag has red and green signifying the sun and the country’s fertile land. Bangladesh will take on Pakistan and India in their warm-up games ahead of the World Cup starting May 30. While their game against Pakistan is on Sunday, they will take on India on May 28.

Bangladesh will play South Africa in their first match at the World Cup at the Oval on June 2.

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