MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav were asked to try out the new training kits
After Team India launched a complaint about the quality of Nike jerseys, the sports equipment and merchandise manufacturer sent new training kits to the Men in Blue.
The swap occured after several players of the current team complained about the below standard clothing and as a result, the two top BCCI memebers, Chief Executive Officer Rahul Johri and General Manager game development Ratnakar Shetty brought up the issue with the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). (IND vs SL, 2nd ODI – PREVIEW)
“It (Nike’s clothing) has come up for discussion in last COA meeting and chairman CoA (Vinod Rai) took it very strongly. The team cannot have sub-standard kits and we will be engaging with Nike and he has asked to put our case strongly. We have to engage with them, we will have a meeting with them (Nike) next week and try to resolve it at earliest,” Johri expressed.
As per media reports, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav were asked to try out the new training kits
“The players will use the new set here and also during the limited-overs home series against Australia in September-October. Based on their feedback, the Nike will decide on its official launch,” a uninformed source was quoted as saying by journlaists.
MS DHONI & RAVI SHASTRI
KULDEEP YADAV AND RAVI SHASTRI
Nike has been the kit sponsor of the Indian team since the year 2006 when it became the official kit sponsor for the first time. In the latest contract, Nike paid nearly Rs 370 crores to renew the sponsorship of Team India which will run till 2020.