The India cricket team is getting ready to embark on a brand new journey as they prepare to play Sri Lanka in a three-match Twenty20 International series. The series will be played in India.
However, before to the beginning of the first match between the two teams in Mumbai, a few photographs and videos of Indian players’ kits have left the fans curious. The match will take place between India and Sri Lanka.
The India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal posted a picture on social media in which the players could be seen wearing new jerseys with updated team logos.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has not, however, made any public announcements on any potential changes to the sponsorship at this time (BCCI).
Even the BCCI sent a video to Twitter on Tuesday, in which the players could be seen donning their uniforms bearing the ‘Killer’ emblem. The video was posted on Tuesday. However, the board did not provide any explanation on the apparent change that took place.
The fact that the kit sponsor has been switched has been confirmed to NDTV by a member of the Indian team management who is aware of the changes; however, this individual was unable to confirm whether or not an official announcement on the move will be made.
According to a story that was published by the PTI in December, Byju’s and MPL both desired to terminate their sponsorship relationships with the BCCI. According to the article, MPL has expressed interest in transferring kit and merchandise rights to KKCL.
The sponsor of the team uniforms and team products has communicated to the BCCI their intention to completely assign their rights to Kewal Kiran Clothing Limit (KKCL). The current contract will remain in effect until the 31st of December, 2023. MPL had taken over for Nike in November of the year 2020.
It appears as though the change has already been done, even though neither of the two companies involved has issued an official declaration about it.