Former Pakistani speed star Shoaib Akhtar strongly hits out at ICC new initiative in Test Match

Former Pakistani speed star Shoaib Akhtar strongly hits out at ICC new initiative in Test Match
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ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistani speed star Shoaib Akhtar strongly hits out at ICC new initiative in Test Match.

Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday termed the addition of name and number on Test match jerseys as awful and asked for the reversal of this decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC). “Player’s name & number on the white Test Match kit looks awful. Should not be there. Takes away from the traditional spirit in which the game is played. This decision should be reversed. #TestCricket #Tradition,” Akhtar tweeted.

“For what it’s worth I’m strongly against the player’s numbers & names appearing on the back of test cricket shirts! I think it looks ridiculous. @ICC I love the changes you’ve made to cricket in general, but on this occasion, you’ve got it wrong. #tradition #cleanskin #nonames,” Lee had tweeted.

The identification on the Test jersey is an initiative by the ICC to help fans connect with the players.

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