MS Dhoni is among the players to review Nike's new kit © Getty Images
MS Dhoni is among the players to review Nike’s new kit © Getty Images

Team India complained about the substandard kit they have been using of late. Regarding the issue, Board of Control for Cricket in India‘s (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri, along with Ratnakar Shetty, had raised the issue to the Committee of Administrators (CoA). As a result, the kit sponsors, Nike, have confirmed to replace the kit with a new one before the Australia series. Nike have been  contracted for the period of 4 years; it expires in 2020, and they have paid INR 370 crore for the same, amounting to INR 87,34,000 per match. Nike let a handful of Indian cricketers, including MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, to try the new kit at Pallekele. READ: Virat Kohli and co. unhappy with their official kit sponsor

“The players will use the new set here and also during the limited-overs home series against Australia in September-October. Based on their feedback, the Nike will decide on its official launch,” a source told The Indian Express while Johri revealed, “It (Nike’s clothing) has come up for discussion in last CoA meeting and chairman CoA (Vinod Rai) took it very strongly. The team cannot have sub-standard kits and we will be engaging with Nike and he has asked to put our case strongly. We have to engage with them, we will have a meeting with them (Nike) next week and try to resolve it at earliest.”

The players, who tried the kit, have been asked to send their feedback to Nike based upon which the new kit will be improvised.