Sri Lanka unveils World Cup jersey made out of ocean plastic

BDApparelNews Desk
7 May 2019  

The jersey for Sri Lanka`s national cricket team, made from plastic scrap in the oceans, for World Cup 2019 being unveiled. Photo Courtesy: The Papre

The jersey for Sri Lanka`s national cricket team, made from plastic scrap in the oceans, for World Cup 2019 being unveiled. Photo Courtesy: The Papre

Sri Lanka has unveiled their ‘Eco-Friendly’ playing jersey and training kit for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.  

MAS Holdings, the Official Clothing Sponsor of Sri Lanka Cricket, have recycled plastic sea waste from the Sri Lankan coast with the help of the Sri Lankan Navy to produce the Team Jerseys to drive an important concept of environmental conservation.

“Through the Ocean Plastics products launched for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, we are delighted to have brought innovation and sustainability together, to establish a new global benchmark for performance wear,” said Mr. Shirendra Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer of MAS Holdings during the unveiling on May 3, reports The Papare.

For MAS Holdings, one of world’s most recognized design to delivery solution providers in the realm of the apparel and textile manufacturing, this partnership is a continuation of its long-term commitment shown to Sri Lanka Cricket.

Sri Lanka Cricket also announced their partnership with Kent RO Systems, welcoming them as ‘Principal Sponsor’. This is the first time, Kent RO Systems, which pioneered the introduction of the revolutionary Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology to India and the largest manufacturer of water purifiers in India, are partnering up with Sri Lanka Cricket in its forward journey.

“Innovation is key at Kent. Be it Processes or Products. Updating the technology and upgrading the benefits keeps us much ahead of our competition. Our Next Gen RO’s not only provide 100% pure water but also retains natural essential minerals in purified water. We are proud to be associated with Sri Lanka Cricket.” said Mr. Varun Gupta, Director of Kent RO Systems.

Sri Lanka Cricket, whilst acknowledging the entry of new partners such as Kent, is privileged to have the continuous support of strong firms such as MAS Holdings, under its umbrella.

Sri Lanka will kick start its World Cup campaign on the 1st of June against New Zealand in Cardiff. The team is expected to leave the island on the 7th May. They will play two ODIs against Scotland in Edinburgh and two warm-up matches before the pinnacle of 50-over cricket begins on the 30th of May.