Cricket Scotland have unveiled the shirt that the players will wear at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman this month which was designed by competition winner, 12-year-old Rebecca Downie from East Lothian.
The design was chosen from over 200 entries from school children across Scotland and selected unanimously by the team who will proudly wear the shirt, based on the colours of Scotland’s national emblem the thistle.
Rebecca saw her design made reality when she and her family were special guests of the Scotland team at the recent T20 International against Zimbabwe in Edinburgh where she met the players and was presented with the first shirt off the production line.
A keen cricketer and Scotland fan she cannot wait to see the team wearing her design: “I was so excited when I heard I had won the competition, I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy to see the shirt in real life, it looks brilliant! It was amazing to meet the team and watch them play against Zimbabwe. I will be wearing my shirt and cheering them on in every game in the World Cup.”
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer said: “It was great to meet Rebecca and her family recently and see her wearing the new shirt. The team are really proud of the design and we are planning to go out there and do it justice with our performances in the World Cup. We hope that the fans will enjoy the new design and wear them proudly as they support us from back home.”
Luke Gray Head of Sales for Gray-Nicolls said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Cricket Scotland on the ‘Design Our Shirt’ competition and are delighted to see Rebecca’s design coming to life. We wish Scotland the very best of luck in the T20 World Cup and can’t wait for the first game on October 17th.”
Replica shirts can be bought from Cricket Scotland’s clothing partner Gray-Nicolls HERE and will be available from this Friday, October 8th.
Scotland play Ireland in the UAE on Tuesday before matches PNG, Namibia and the Netherlands. Their World Cup campaign officially begins against Bangladesh on October 17th before taking on PNG on October 19th and Oman on October 21st. The top two teams from the group progress to the next round.