In order to make Test cricket more popular, the governing body of international cricket has allowed Test playing teams to have the name and number on the back of jersey’s sported by players.

“Yes, it starts from August 1 for the World Test Championship. It is a part of the wider plan to promote Test cricket,” Claire Furlong, ICC’s GM Manager (Strategic Communications) told PTI on Friday.

The decision was taken last week and was welcomed by former England captain Michael Vaughan.

“Delighted to hear Names & Numbers will potentially be on Test playing shirts .. About time .. Add a bit of colour as well .. make the Shirts more inviting for Kids to want to wear .. Test cricket has to become more commercial .. CUE .. A lot of abuse !!!,” Vaughan had tweeted.

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