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The Italian link to Indian cricket squad

india Updated: Jul 15, 2006 13:32 IST
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Italian fashion house Canali has reportedly been roped in by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to make designer suits for members of the Indian cricket team.

According to Niranjan Shah, the Secretary of the BCCI, Canali has been given the contract to provide jackets, trousers, shirts, ties and shoes for the players.

“Canali have shown interest and made an offer to us. We have also shown interest. They make world class clothing and will definitely make our players look smarter,” Shah said.

If the Indian board accepts Canali’s offer, the Indian stars will don their new suits for the first time at the ICC Champions Trophy tournament at home in October-November.

On the field, the Indian team is kitted out by US sporting giant Nike, who paid 43 million dollars for a five-year deal.