Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Team India players wear jerseys featuring their mother’s names

Narada Desk | October 29, 2016 8:52 pm Print
The move was a part of a new initiative named "Nayi Soch" by Star India in collaboration with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

In a highly appreciated gesture, Indian cricket team on Saturday wore jerseys featuring their mother’s name instead of their own in the fifth and final one-day international match at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

The move was a part of a new initiative named “Nayi Soch” by Star India in collaboration with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Nayi Soch is planned to advocate the role women play in everyone’s life.

 

At the toss, Indian captain MS Dhoni stressed on the need to highlight the role women played in every walk of life. He also said that every mother’s contribution is as important as any soldier’s.

“Indian cricketers sporting their mother’s names make for a powerful and emotive statement and we are thankful to BCCI and the Indian Cricket team for partnering with us on this idea. It will support the voice of the emerging Indian women and inspire millions to acknowledge and celebrate the identity and role of women in India,” Uday Shankar,CEO of Star India, said.

Usually, the jerseys feature the players’ name. Mother or any close female relative seldom get any kind of recognition for the player’s achievements. Nayi Soch is such an initiative to highlight the contributions made by mothers in making up the player.

The move gained high appreciation in social media.

 

 

This is not the first time that teams are experimenting with their jerseys. South African cricket team had used pink instead of green in jersey to promote Breast cancer awareness. Spanish football team used their jersey for promoting their social media presence.

India and New Zealand are at levels in the series by winning two games each.

 

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