The Indian players are apparently not happy with the "sub-standard" clothing provided to them by Nike, the official kit sponsor for the Indian cricket team, and have conveyed their displeasure to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials. According to a report in the Indian Express, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and General Manager (Game Development) Ratnakar Shetty have raised the issue with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA).
The report, quoting Johri, said that the Indian players complained about the sub-standard kits and the issue came up for discussion in the COA meeting, where its chief Vinod Rai expressed his concerns.
"Nike's clothing has come up for discussion in last COA meeting and chairman COA (Vinod Rai) took it very strongly. The team cannot have sub-standard kits and we will be engaging with Nike and he has asked to put our case strongly. We have to engage with them, we will have a meeting with them (Nike) next week and try to resolve it at earliest," Johri told the Indian Express.
Nike, one of world's leading apparel brands, became the official kit sponsor of the Indian cricket team in 2006. The company had paid approximately Rs 370 crore to be the sponsor till 2020.