Sri Lanka’s jersey for ICC World Cup 2019 is made of recycled ocean plastic
Sri Lanka’s eco-friendly World Cup kit is certainly going to generate a lot of positive vibes.
Updated - May 8, 2019 9:04 am
The ICC World Cup is just over three weeks away and the participating teams are in their final leg of preparations for the mega event. The teams have come up with their squads and many have unveiled their kit as well. Of the 10 teams, however, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stood out by manufacturing jerseys out of recycled ocean plastic for the upcoming WC, thereby sending a strong message.
Sri Lanka, who are in the middle of a poor run in the ODIs at the moment with not many giving them much chance in the upcoming showpiece event, surprised the experts with their squad. The former world champions picked ODI to discard Dimuth Karunaratne as the skipper of the squad after trying a number of individuals for the top job besides dropping a number of experienced players like Upul Tharanga and Dinesh Chandimal.
However, in the middle of the debate over the squad they picked, Sri Lanka’s environment-friendly World Cup kit is certainly going to generate a lot of positive vibes.
Fans have already congratulated Sri Lanka’s idea for a good gesture
Fans from across the world have already congratulated SLC for its unique initiative to make the national cricketers wear a green kit. Though the images of turtles in the Sri Lankan jersey in place of the familiar lion had attracted some mockery as many said it suited the team’s current form, now the noble move behind having an environment-friendly kit for the Sri Lankans will certainly silence a lot of critics.
Sri Lanka, the winners of the 1996 edition, have been facing worse results on the ground of late and will look to turn things around at the WC. Sri Lanka’s other noteworthy results in the World Cup were in 2007 and 2011 when they had made the finals but lost to Australia and India, respectively.
They will lock horns with New Zealand, the finalists of the 2015 World Cup, in their first game in Cardiff on June 1.