Casually-Clad Indians Arrive for Tough England Tour

The Indian team emerged from business class wearing T-shirts and track pants. Teams traditionally wear blazers.

updated: June 24, 2014 19:04 IST
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Indian players in T-shirts

The Indians looked very casual wearing blue T-shirts with white stripes as they arrived in England for a long tour.


There was nothing 'official' about the Indian cricket team when it arrived in London on Sunday for the long tour of England starting later this week. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his 17 men preferred to keep their traditional blazers in their suitcases and wear casuals on the long flight from Mumbai to London. Teams usually wear blazers on arrival.

Wearing a blazer is a tradition that most teams follow. So when the richest cricket Board relaxes its rules and allow its best players travel to a foreign country wearing T-shirts and track pants, it surely raises a few eyebrows. But then the BCCI makes its own rules. Later this week, it will have its (Supreme Court) banned president - N. Srinivasan - becoming the No. 1 administrator of world cricket.

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