The Australian males’s cricket workforce is about to put on specially-designed Indigenous shirts within the upcoming T20 sequence in opposition to India, a transfer geared toward recognising and inspiring the Indigenous Australians’ position within the sport.
Cricket Australia on Wednesday unveiled the design, a collaboration between producer ASICS and two Indigenous girls, Aunty Fiona Clarke and Courtney Hagen.
“Clarke is a direct descendent of late cricketer ‘Mosquito’ Couzens (known as Grongarrong), one of the Aboriginal players who toured England in 1868 as part of the first sporting team from Australia to play abroad,” cricket.co.au reported.
The design is an ode to the ancestors and previous, current and future aboriginal cricketers.
The Australian males’s workforce, thus, might be following their girls counterparts, who first wore an Indigenous shirt of their very own in a match in opposition to England earlier this 12 months.
Australia premier quick bowler Mitchell Starc, who displayed the primary look of the jersey, stated he was enthusiastic about sporting the brand new shirt.
”…it’s actually thrilling to have the prospect as a males’s workforce to put on our first Indigenous jersey,” he was quoted as saying by the web site.
India’s tour of Australia will start with three ODIs beginning November 27 in Sydney, adopted by three T20 Internationals and 4 Tests.
The T20 sequence will start at Manuka Oval on December 4.