Twitter slams ICC for introducing new look shirts: ICC’s move of introducing new look shirts hasn’t gone down well with Twitter users.
During the first day of the first four-day match of the ongoing Australia’s tour of England at Arundel, Cricket Australia posted a photo of Australia captain Tim Paine in his new look shirt which had his surname and number on his back.
Following the approach of limited-overs cricket, surnames and numbers will be written on every cricketer’s back from the looming Ashes series. The development will put a halt to an age-old custom of writing the names on the cap or on the sleeve of a Test cricketer.
Within minutes of Cricket Australia posting Paine’s photo on Twitter, it saw alluring severe criticism for people didn’t like the idea of tampering with “tradition”. However, the move will aid spectators in recognizing cricketers on the field.
Australia batsman Travis Head, who is also playing this match, had supported the development back in March. Speaking to cricket.com.au, Head sounded ready especially if the move helped people in the stadium.
“It doesn’t bother me in the slightest, and I think if it helps the fans then that’s a good thing. That’s why they brought it into Shield cricket, so that people could identify players they probably don’t see all that often, especially now with games being live-streamed.
“Obviously, the detail in the television coverage these days is pretty good, so I guess this is aimed more at people who are at the ground,” Head was quoted as saying.
Twitter slams ICC for introducing new look shirts in Tests:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) July 7, 2019
Absolutely shocking look for the game,traditions slowly go out of all sports which is sad!
— Lindsay Gilbee (@LindsayGilbee) July 7, 2019
— Callum Twomey (@CalTwomey) July 7, 2019
There’s a reason the old way lasted 142 years, it’s beautiful in its simplicity. Stop changing things that work.
— Sandy Lanceley (@sandylanceley) July 7, 2019
This is an atrocity against the classic nobility of Test Cricket.
Are the @RugbyAU muppets now running @CricketAus ???
It is hard to imagine a worse Cricket idea than this idiocy.
Why do you have to ruin everything?
— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) July 8, 2019
I hate this
— Paige Cardona 🦊🏉 (@paigecardona) July 7, 2019
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
— TheLMC (@TheLMC) July 7, 2019
No, that looks shit, and is a disgrace to majesty of Test cricket. 0/10
— ButteredFrog (@ButteredFrog) July 8, 2019
No one, I mean NO ONE! wants this!
— James Dalwood (@Jim_Dags14) July 7, 2019
Don’t these idiots realise that the reason test cricket still has relevance is because of its tradition, authenticity and dignity? It’s an insult to the people who appreciate it and it’s an insult to the people they think they can attract through shallow gimmicks.
— Bush Battler (@BushBattler) July 7, 2019
First the pink ball now this.. What next? Electric wickie?
— Team Tactical (@Tactical_Jay) July 8, 2019
Can we please not do this? Please?
— Nick (@njmorrissey) July 7, 2019
— Lachlan McLean (@LachlanDMcLean) July 8, 2019
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