India, October 13, 2021: MPL Sports, the official kit sponsor of the Indian Men’s, Women’s, and Under-19 Cricket Team, today unveiled the official jersey of the Indian team for 2021. The cheers of the billion-plus fans of the team at home and abroad provide inspiration for the jersey that the players will don at the upcoming T20 cup.
This is the first time in the history of Indian cricket that fans have been memorialised on a jersey. It carries their chants and cheers from iconic past matches, transformed into unique soundwave patterns. As much as the shirt, aptly called the “Billion Cheers Jersey,” honours their unwavering support, it also serves as a beacon of inspiration and encouragement for Team India to give their best on the field. The jersey comes in shades of prussian blue and royal blue offering a bold and distinct look befitting champions.
Sourav Ganguly, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said, “The Indian cricket team enjoys support not just in India but around the world, and there’s no better way to celebrate their excitement and energy than through this jersey. This will undoubtedly provide the team with the much-needed enthusiastic support in their quest to emerge as the T20 champions of the world. We are also pleased to see that MPL Sports continues to deliver merchandise that is widely affordable and accessible.”
Jay Shah, Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), stated, “We are excited to unveil the official jersey today and make it available for supporters ahead of the T20 games in partnership with MPL Sports. The story behind the jersey is a story of every Indian cricket fan. We are sure that wearing this will be a matter of great pride for both the team and supporters alike.”
“We have immense respect for our fans and this makes the official jersey even more special. The design is quite striking and distinct from ones we have sported in the past while also delivering on comfort and performance to enable us to give our best. All of us are thrilled to don the new colours, show our game and make our billion-plus fans proud,” said Virat Kohli, Captain of the Indian National Cricket Team.
“It is a moment of immense pride for us to officially launch this jersey today. We wanted to capture the incredible spirit and passion of the fans with a unique design. The result is this first-of-its-kind jersey that truly demonstrates their emotions. Even when most fans will be cheering for the team from afar, their support is always with the team,” said Shobhit Gupta, Head – MPL Sports.
The announcement is in line with MPL Sports’ endeavor to make the official merchandise of the Indian team universally available for all supporters and establish a deeper fan connection with the team.
The “Billion Cheers Jersey” starts retailing at just INR 1,799. Along with this, over 10 variations, including a player edition jersey and Virat Kohli’s signature Number 18 jersey, have been launched. The merchandise is available for purchase on mplsports.in and all major ecommerce platforms in India like Amazon, Myntra and Flipkart. Following the release, MPL Sports will also launch a wide range of official merchandise with over 50 pieces spanning performance and lifestyle wear in the days to come.