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    Why Indian Team doesn't do this?

    In yesterday's cricket match between India and South Africa at Wanderers, we saw that South African players changed their regular jerseys and wore pink ones in order to raise awareness for breast cancer and also to collect support funds for the same. Even most of the audiences also showed their support by wearing the pink dress. It is not the first time that the South African players have done this. They have done many times and the best part is they never lost a match whenever they changed their dress to raise awareness for breast cancer.

    Not only South Africa but other cricket teams such as Australia, England have done this in past and they follow this trend every year. Every year they change the color of their regular uniform to support and raise awareness for cancer.

    My doubt here is, why don't our Indian team follow this. Are there any restrictions to not to change the color (at least once in a year)? Or is it just because BCCI doesn't care?

    I see there is a very good impact with this campaign. In India, cricket is most watched sport and for many, cricket is a religion. In India there is a concerning rise in cancer patients and such change by Indian cricket team can give a lot of thoughts among people.
  • #626056
    It is a good gesture on the part of South Africa cricket team and their sentiment of winning the match in which they changed the colour of their Dress for the cause of breast cancer.
    BCCI is more worried about money. The sponsorer may not agree for changing the dress. That depends on the contract signed by BCCI and the sponsoring Organisation. While finalising the contract with the sponsorer BCCI can include this clause also for a match (ODI) they will accept. But that is not being included I think. BCCI can think of doing that so that in India also the awareness will increase. This will be a positive step as in our country there are many cricket fans and they will get awareness about this problem.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #626057
    As far as I know, Indian jersey and logo are heavily sponsored and under some sort of contract. So, it is not possible to change the jersey and logo abruptly, even if it is required for a noble cause.
    Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.

  • #626081
    Appreciation to South African cricketers for changing their dress while the match is on to create awareness on breast cancer and that must be applouded. Probably Indian team members are guided and stopped by the by laws of the BCCI.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #626106
    Our cricketers, the jersey would be ruled by the sponsors but at least they could have worn a pink badge or an armband to express solidarity with the South African Cricketers. This would have drawn more respect to our Indian team from the South Africans.
    Such noble gestures truly deserve an applause. We all know about Glen McGrath, the legendary Australian bowler, a foundation started by him supports breast cancer and has the pink test that turned 10 (yrs) this year. Can something like this be done in the IPL, each team supporting their own charity by donating some of their earnings for the poor or a disease foundation or children's education etc.


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