Team India players make time for customized World Cup suit fitting during IPL

The BCCI has already placed the order and the company has started taking the measurements to prepare the suits.

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While the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) has entered its business phase, one cannot deny that the bigger focus is towards the forthcoming World Cup. No surprises that the BCCI has already started the off-field preparations for the mega-event as India aim to win the coveted title for the third time. The much-awaited World Cup will start on May 30 with hosts England locking horns against South Africa at The Oval.

India, on the other hand, will open their campaign six days later on June 5 against South Africa. And to make sure that the players land in England full of confidence, the BCCI is leaving no stone unturned. According to reports in Mumbai MirrorTeam India players will wear customised suits for the upcoming mega event. The BCCI has already placed the order and the company has started taking the measurements to prepare the suits.

“They do tailored products, custom made suits. So, we’ve placed the order. They will stitch the suits as per the individual’s measurements,” a BCCI source told the news outlet. “It being the IPL season, the players are scattered. The company has got the concierge service, so we have asked them to take appointments of the players and get the measurements done.”

Details about the suit

The report further stated that the suits will have a blue blazer and blue trousers. There is also a white shirt and a bundy shirt. The blazer will have a BCCI logo on the chest pocket. The players were reportedly last given suits before the tour of South Africa in 2018. Not very long ago, the officials had wanted Italian suits for the players before being stopped by the top brass. This time around, the fabric of the suit belongs to an Indian company.

“It’s the World Cup, the players will represent the country, so it is fitting that an Indian company dresses them,” said the source. The report did not divulge much details about the company but cheekily stated that the tagline of the company is ‘the complete man’.

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