Nike replaces Indian jersey after quality concerns

As the members of the Indian cricket team raised concerns about the sub standard quality of the training kits, their official sponsor Nike has replaced their kits with the new one. Indian players were seen practicing in the new Indian jersey ahead of the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.

“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,” the source was quoted as saying to Indian express.

Nike representatives at Pallekele though denied to comment on the new kit.

Nike has been the official sponsor of the Indian team since 2006. Last year it renewed its contract by signing a massive 57 million dollars deal till 2020.

Earlier, BCCI raised the issue of the sub standard quality of the Indian jersey in front of the Supreme Court appointed COA.

"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," BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was quoted as saying.