DHAKA, Bangladesh Cricket Board president (BCB) Nazmul Hasan Papon today revealed that they have decided to change the design of the national team's World Cup jersey, mixing red in it.
The new jersey will go on sale replacing the old with immediate effect.
The design of the two jerseys that was unveiled on Monday was severely criticized by fans as none of the jersey had the mixture of red and green in it. The design for the away jersey is completely red, with a bit of green on the arms and in front. However, the home jersey is completely green, with red nowhere to be seen.
This home jersey was the one which the players wore during the official photo session of the team on Monday.
These are not made in a day. We sent these two jerseys to ICC immediately to approve it but they said that we should remove the red colour and use white in the green jersey. According to ICC the white colour will be prominent in green. Actually it's the commercial guideline of ICC regarding colour, Papon said.
The jersey was approved when the red colour is removed. But when you people asked me whether I liked the jersey or not, the thing that came into mind why you said this question. Later I noticed there was no red element in the jersey. We asked ICC whether we can change it or not and they said we can change. We are not going back to the old jersey rather we have asked them to redesign a new set of jersey for us because we don't want to get into any other complication, he added.
The allgreen jersey created a lot of resentment among the fans on social media, with some likening it to Pakistan jerseys but BCB president took a swipe at them.
There is no chance you can compare it with Pakistan because Bangladesh is written there in the jersey how can they think of it as Pakistan jersey, said BCB boss.
There is BCB logo and photo of Tiger in the jersey and even after that if someone still think that it is similar to Pakistan then they should stay in Pakistan, he said.
This is surprising because if we don't use green and go for yellow will that imply that we have become Australian and if we use blue will it indicate we have become Indian. There is no logic behind it, he added.
The BCB president also made it clear that they didn't change the design of the jersey in the wake of the criticism rather they changed it after coming to know from ICC that they can change it if they wish.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)