Cricket fans will be greeted with an incredible match on Day 1 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games as India take on Australia in the first game on Friday. In this game, the Indian team will be seen in a way that has never been seen before. The match will be played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham like all other cricket matches at the event.
But for this monumental appointment, the Indian team will take to the field for this match in their jerseys with a slight change. Although their jersey will have the traditional navy color, it will see a change in the team logo. Now you would think – why is this so?
The answer is – Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams under contract with the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) wear a jersey with the BCCI logo. Likewise, the names and logos of BCCI sponsors are included in this garment.
But in the Commonwealth Games or any other event like the Olympics or the Asian Games, the players enter the field not under the name of their respective federation, but under the name of the country. Therefore, the Indian team led by Harmanpreet Kaur will carry the Commonwealth Games logo for the upcoming games and maybe win medals.
We are working on the kill attitude: Kaur
Ahead of the start of CWG 2022, Kaur said India enter this event with a balanced squad and are working on building a “killer attitude” that will help them win in clutch moments. She also explained how this idea was brought forward by Pooja Vastrakar during a team meeting.
She said: “We always have a balanced side. We just have to mix up our batting order and play smart. We can have great competition. At the moment we are working on the murder attitude. Everyone is talking about it and we are working on it. During the Sri Lanka tour we had a team meeting, Pooja (Vastrakar) had this idea and said we have to play this way. It was really nice to see players coming up with ideas.