Cricket: Major change in test cricket clothing on the cards

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Ever since it’s inception, test cricket jerseys have been all whites. But a proposal put forward by the cricket boards of England and Australia could see the tradition being broken.

As per The Guardian, the proposal which requests the addition of names and squad numbers on the jerseys is yet to be approved by the ICC. If everything goes smoothly, it is very likely that the Edgbaston test between Australia and England, scheduled to start on August 1, will be the first test to endorse these changes.

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ICC believes that implementing these rules will help in better identification of the players on the field. The organisation are planning to promote these changes over the course of time during the inaugural ICC Test Championship.

The ICC is keen to introduce new changes to the game in order to spice up the interest. Despite the recent norm of test cricket dying, around 86% of the 13000 respondents claimed test cricket as the most exciting format to watch.

The English County have been following the system of names and numbers being incorporated into the jerseys since 2003 itself.

Names on jerseys were first introduced in the 1992 World Cup, the same tournament where coloured clothing was brought forward as well. Meanwhile, squad numbers were introduced in 1999.

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