Earlier this week, the long-standing ECB and Castore partnership was kicked off with a range of high-performance training for all of England’s national teams – including Women, Disability, Team and South. Following on from the training kit, the IT20 toolkit was released today. The three lions are at the heart of the bespoke kit design, which will be worn by the British men’s team at the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Championships this fall and the women’s at the ICC Women’s T20 World Championships this fall. year 2023.
Key players from the men’s, women’s and handicap teams have collaborated extensively with Castore to create an IT20 set specifically for the needs of an elite level cricketer, incorporating fabrics that are engineered Special selection combined with Castore’s unique construction methods. Athletes like Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler of the men’s team, Katie George of the women’s team and Chris Edwards of the learning disability team were integral parts of the design process, helping designers select features and fabrics that will enhance the player’s performance on the court.
With two T20 World Cups coming up and a Disability tour in Australia, this suit is designed to enhance performance and mobility with the fabrics that Castore has used for different types of clothing. their sportswear. For the first time, England supporters will be able to purchase a Pro Kit worn by players on the pitch. Crafted from a blend of recycled and highly stretchable poly elastane that allows athletes the freedom of movement that regular clothing can’t. With mesh panels under the arms to keep athletes cool and focused during competition. This kit clearly demonstrates the aim of the joint initiative of Castore and the ECB, by providing England players and supporters with kits rooted in technology and clothing innovation. sport.
Jos Buttler says: “It’s been a really exciting time for us as a team with the Men’s T20 World Cup coming up later this year. We’d love to bring the trophy home and we’ll be ready to give it our all thanks to the new Castore IT20 kits. ”
Katie George says: “This summer is a generation’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the women’s game with the Birmingham Commonwealth Games introducing women’s cricket for the first time. We will be equipped with a new IT20 kit for international players thanks to Castore and I hope we can inspire a new generation to get into the game. “
Chris Edwards says: “It is fantastic that Castore has been involved with all of the England squads in the process. We have a hugely exciting summer coming up with a bunch of Ashes movies under us, and we can’t wait to take on the Aussies role in the new series. ”
Pascal Lafitte, Director of Castore Collaboration said: “We at Castore are proud to offer an innovative IT20 kit for the England Cricket team, especially with this year’s T20 World Cup. The main aim is to enhance performance and provide the players with their best technique on the pitch, with a bold design that embodies the passion of both England and its supporters. ”
Castore will also kick off the Test and ODI partnership ahead of the UK’s first LV=Insurance Test with New Zealand on June 2 at Lord’s.
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