England’s new T20 World Cup look slammed for "crimes against fashion"

England were forced to wear a different version of their T20 kit during their T20 World Cup clash against Sri Lanka, with ICC regulations meaning they had to wear bright red trousers instead of their usual navy ones.

A statement from the ECB confirmed the change was down to a kit clash with Sri Lanka, who also wear navy trousers.

"Due to ICC kit regulations, we have to wear red trousers against Sri Lanka in the tournament," the statement read.

"If India and England meet in the latter stages, we will also wear red trousers for that match."

The outfit change got plenty of attention on social media, with the new look polarising opinion.

One user tweeted: "Unfortunately England’s extremely promising T20 World Cup run is over after they were disqualified for crimes against fashion."

"Definite pyjamas for 4 year old vibes," added another.

"Thank God England are wearing red pants today. I confused Eoin Morgan for a Sri Lankan," joked a third.

However, some supporters were fans of the new kit, with one writing: "Waaaaaaay better than the dark blue trousers."

"I love them," wrote another. "Do they make Morgs look like Elmo? Yes. Does that mean I love them more? Also yes."

"Like England's red shirt/red trouser combo here but not with the blue pads," added a third. "Get some red pads on there too boys".

During the 2019 50-over World Cup, the idea of 'away kits' were first introduced by the ICC.


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In a statement, they said: "For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has a preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event.

"In advance of the event the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match."

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