Pakistan's jersey reads 'UAE 2021' instead of 'India 2021' despite India being the hosts for T20 World Cup 2021

With each passing day, the anticipation for the impending T20 World Cup grows. Most of the teams’ non IPL bound players are arriving in the UAE, with the event slated to begin on October 17 with eight teams competing in the qualifying phase for a spot in the Super 12. In the meantime, the teams have unveiled their distinctive jerseys for the huge tournament being hosted by India.

There may be a disagreement in this regard, with Pakistan at the centre of it. A photo of Pakistan’s shirt is currently circulating on social media, which could cause the BCCI to be displeased ahead of the competition. According to the rules, all teams must include the name of the ICC tournament, as well as the hosts, on the top right of their jerseys.

As a result, the jersey must read ‘ICC Men’s T20 World Cup India 2021.’ Despite the fact that the tournament is being held in the United Arab Emirates, India is the official host, with the event being transferred to the Middle East owing to the country’s current pandemic situation.

In a photo that has gone viral on social media, Pakistan captain Babar Azam is seen wearing the team’s jersey for the tournament. The PCB has yet to officially unveil the jersey, and it will be interesting to see if the ICC or BCCI request any alterations.

The teams who will compete in the Qualifying round have already released their official tournament jerseys. Even Scotland’s shirt, which was just unveiled a few days ago, has the words “India 2021” emblazoned on it. India and Pakistan are frequently at odds politically, and this action by the PCB could exacerbate tensions between the two cricket boards.

The arch-rivals will meet on October 24, which will also be the start of their respective World Cup campaigns. In both the T20 and 50-over World Cups, India has a perfect record against Pakistan, having won all of their matches.