Wasim Akram (left) and Shabad Khan in two different Pakistan Test jumpers © IANS
Wasim Akram (left) and Shabad Khan in two different Pakistan Test jumpers © IANS

Ireland’s historic first Test against Pakistan  has been welcomed by the cricketing fraternity and fans alike. They might be battling it out to save the Test, but Pakistan seems to have stirred up another controversy. Former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram took to Twitter to express shock over lack of green stripes on their jumpers/sweaters. His tweet read: “Where is the green stripe gone from our sweater? Not cool.”

His tweet has lead to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) launching an inquiry into the whole episode. Tweet from PCB’s official handle read: “Thank you @wasimakramlive for pointing this out. We are going to seriously inquire into the matter.”

Akram send out a second tweet making his stance clear. His tweet read: “Since tweeting this yesterday there has been a lot of enquiry in to where our green stripe has gone. I wanted to add that I’m all for modernising our uniform and I’m not blaming anyone for the change but many of us have played proudly with this kit, next time keep us in the loop!”

 

Pakistan traditionally have worn Test sweaters that have green stripes running along the neckline.