T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan’s leaked jersey shows ‘UAE’ mentioned as host instead of ‘India’

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The hype for the 2021 T20 World Cup is building as India will start their campaign with a clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening match. They will lock horns with the Babar Azam-led side on October 24 in Dubai.

But before the mega ICC event, a leaked picture of Pakistan’s official T20 World Cup jersey is doing rounds on social media for a controversial reason. Pakistan skipper Babar can be seen wearing the new kit and it doesn’t include India’s name as host in their jersey.

Recently, Cricket Scotland unveiled their official jersey for the tournament which featured India’s name on the jersey on the right side. “ICC Men’s T20 World Cup India 2021”, read below the T20 World Cup logo.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hasn’t officially revealed the jersey yet. But if the leaked pictures turn out to be similar, with ‘UAE 2021’ instead of ‘India 2021’ on the jersey, it may create controversy before the high-voltage clash.

Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood

Reserves: Shahnawaz Dahani, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Qadir