Revealed: Why Indian cricketers are wearing black armbands in IND vs ENG ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match in Lucknow
India are taking on England in match No. 29 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in Lucknow.
In a highly anticipated clash in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, India and England are facing off in the 29th match of the tournament. India have been on a winning streak, winning all their five matches, while England, with just one win and four losses, are on the brink of elimination.
After winning the toss, England opted to bowl first. Both the teams decided to play with the same eleven. However, one notable aspect that has captured of everyone was the black armbands worn by Indian cricketers when they walked on to the field.
Reason behind Indian team wearing black armbands
The reason behind this gesture is the recent passing of the legendary Bishan Singh Bedi, former Indian cricket captain and one of the most remembered figures in the history of Indian cricket. Bishan Singh Bedi, who left an indelible mark on the game, passed away on the 23rd of October, leaving the entire cricket fraternity in mourning.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made an official announcement that Indian team would pay tribute to Bishan Singh Bedi by wearing black armbands during their match against England. This touching tribute reflects the deep respect and admiration Indian cricket team have for Bedi, who not only excelled as a cricketer but also contributed significantly to the sport.
BCCI tweeted, “#TeamIndia will be wearing Black Armbands in memory of the legendary Bishan Singh Bedi before the start of play against England in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.”