Sponsor logo missing on Pak cricketers' shirt in 2 Lanka ODIs

PCB faced an embarrassing situation when a sponsor of the team lodged a protest that the players had played the first 2 ODI in SL without displaying logo.

updated: August 04, 2009 10:27 IST
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Pakistan Cricket Board faced an embarrassing situation when a sponsor of the national team lodged a strong protest that the players had played the first two one-day internationals in Sri Lanka without displaying their logo on their playing kit.

After the strong protest lodged by the sponsors, the board rushed new shirts with the sponsor's logos on them to be in time for the third One-dayer at Dambulla on Monday.

The shirts were handed to the Pakistan 'A' team that left on Sunday for a tour to Sri Lanka to be given to the senior team management.

"The shirts were collected at the airport by the liaison officer of the team and he rushed back to Dambulla just in time for the start of the third one-day international on Monday morning," a source in the board said.

The sponsors took offence when they noticed their logos were missing from the players shirts and kits in the first two matches.

"Apparently when the one-day kit of the team was sent to Sri Lanka earlier neither the team management including the manager nor anyone in the logistics and marketing departments of the board noticed that the sponsor's logos were missing on the players shirts," the source said.

PCB had to act urgently after the sponsors, who pay millions of dollars to the board annually, threatened to take the matter to the court for breach of contract and to terminate the existing sponsorship agreement.