Why Host Name not Printed in Asia Cup 2023 Jersey?, PCB Explains

Why Host Name not Printed in Asia Cup 2023 Jersey
Pakistan and Bangladesh Cricket players in Asia Cup 2023 Jersey(Image: PCB)

Right after PCB introduced their Jersey for the Asia Cup 2023 tournament, a debate started to arise regarding the “absence of hostname in the Asia Cup Jersey.

Why Host Name not Printed in Asia Cup 2023 Jersey

Almost in every team’s Asia Cup jersey, the hostname remains missing. However, a source close to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has cleared the air and explained the reason for the absence of Pakistan’s logo on the Asia Cup’s shirts.

The Asia Cup 2023 will be played between the five full members of the Asian Cricket Council. The 2023 ACC Men’s Premier Cup winner Nepal will join India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

The six teams of the Asia Cup 2023 will be divided into 2 groups of three teams. The top 2 teams of each group will advance to the super four round where the top two teams will advance to the final.

According to PCB sources, the Asian Cricket Council had decided not to mention the host country’s name during the previous Asia Cup, and this decision was unanimously made in the ACC. Similarly, a decision was made not to include the year with the host country’s name as well.

It was further revealed that this decision was taken due to the mention of multiple logos like “Sri Lanka 2022” and “UAE 2022” on the previous edition’s jerseys.

“We made a deliberate decision during the last Asia Cup not to include the year and hostname in the tournament logo. This was due to the presence of multiple logos circulating, one featuring Sri Lanka 2022, another with UAE 2022, and one with only the year 2022.

Our aim was to ensure consistency in our approach for a more effective logo outreach. Please take note that you observed the Sri Lanka name and year solely on the jerseys, as the teams had already printed them by the time, we made the change.

Consequently, for this year’s Asia Cup, right from the initial communication regarding the schedule announcement, we have been exclusively using the Asia Cup logo without the year and hostname,” a source close to PCB said.

The tournament nomenclature was also explained in the statement given by the PCB official.

“Nevertheless, it’s important to mention that the tournament’s nomenclature will follow the format of “Gender-Format-Tournament Name-Year, City, Country.” As an example, for matches held in Multan, the stadium branding will read: ‘Men’s ODI Asia Cup 2023 – Multan, Pakistan’,” the source added.

Pakistan won their first match of the Asia Cup 2023 by beating Nepal by a massive 238 runs. Pakistan will play their next game of the tournament against India on September 2 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.