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After complaints regarding quality Nike provides new jerseys to Team India
After expressing strong displeasure over the quality of jerseys by Virat & co, team India's official training kit supplier and sports equipment major Nike recently sent its representatives to Pallakele, Sri Lanka to get a feedback from the players and know their concerns in order to save its deal with the BCCI, according to a Times of India report.

The Men in Blue, who are currently on tour to Sri Lanka had an optional training session ahead of the second one-day match against the home team. During the session, the team players were handed alternative kits by the representatives of Nike and asked to try out the new apparel on Tuesday.

As per the media report, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav were asked to share their feedback about the fresh kits. Meanwhile, the team players were also seen practicing in the new training kits offered by Nike.

"The players will use the new set here and also during the limited-overs home series against Australia in September-October. Based on their feedback, Nike will decide on its official launch," the source was quoted as saying to the Indian Express.

Earlier, the players had raised their dissatisfaction over the poor quality of clothing supplied by Nike and regarding this, the players had lodged a complaint with the Board.

Taking note of their concerns, the Chief Executive Officer of the BCCI, Rahul Johri had assured the team players to take up the issue with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).

"It (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 was quoted as saying.

Since January 2006, Nike has been the official sponsor of the team India's kits. Last year, the brand had extended its agreement with the Indian Cricket Board by paying approximately Rs 370 crore till 2020.

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