Last Update on: October 19th, 2021 at 05:42 pm
Scotland team started off their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign on a brilliant note, defeating Bangladesh in their first match of the qualifiers round and as thanks, Scotland Cricket, on Monday (October 19), took to its official Twitter account to reveal that a 12-year-old girl, Rebecca Downie was the one to design their amazing purple-colored jersey.
The T20 World Cup 2021 commenced on October 17, 2021, and will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. Scotland has been placed in group B of the qualifiers along with Bangladesh, Oman, and Papua New Guinea. They defeated Bangladesh in their tournament opener by 6 runs thanks to a brilliant performance by Chris Greaves and Brad Wheal.
Scotland’s Kit Designer Is 12-Year-Old Rebecca Downie From Haddington
Ahead of Scotland’s next match against Papua New Guinea, Cricket Scotland has shared about its kit designer via a Twitter handle. The cricket board on Twitter shared that a 12-year-old girl named Rebecca Downie has designed the Scotland T20 World Cup jersey and kit.
The Scottish Cricket Board also expressed its gratitude for the support that the team received during the clash against Bangladesh and shared that Rebecca Downie is from Haddington, Scotland. The Scottish jersey has shades of purple and black with an abstract design and the nation’s name printed across the front.
“Scotland’s kit designer. 12-year-old Rebecca Downie from Haddington. She was following our first game on TV, proudly sporting the shirt she designed herself. Thank you again, Rebecca! #FollowScotland | #PurpleLids”, the tweet read, with the picture of the little schoolgirl wearing her own design and a beaming smile.
Scotland's kit designer 👇
12 year-old Rebecca Downie from Haddington 👋
She was following our first game on TV, proudly sporting the shirt she designed herself 👏
— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) October 19, 2021
As per local Scottish media, Cricket Scotland has selected Rebecca Downie’s design earlier in October when she won a competition and had informed her that Kyle Coetzer & Co will be wearing her designs in the T20 World Cup 2021. The new design was selected “unanimously” from entries of over 200 school children, reported Scotland’s local media.
Her design takes inspiration from the colors of ‘the thistle’, Scotland’s national emblem. After her design was selected, Rebecca was invited as a special guest along with her family, for one of Scotland’s T20Is against Zimbabwe. She was also gifted the first shirt from the production line.
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer, after the match against Bangladesh, revealed that Chris Greaves was a delivery boy distributing parcels for Amazon. Coetzer said that Greaves is not a contracted player in Scotland and that he had to make many sacrifices to reach where he is today. Chris Greaves was adjudged the Player of the Match after Scotland beat Bangladesh by 6 runs.