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Indian cricketers wear mothers' names on jerseys

Published: Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 6:33 AM
Updated: Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 6:33 AM
By: Bob D'Angelo - Cox Media Group National Content Desk

When India and New Zealand clashed in Saturday’s One Day International, 5th Series, the Indian cricket team decided to honor their mothers. 

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Every member of the squad was wearing jerseys bearing their mothers’ names, rather than their  own, the Indian Express reported. 

The final ODI – in Visakhapatnam, India – will decide the outcome of the series

This gesture was part of a new campaign started by Star India media company, highlighting the role of mothers. 

The Board of Cricket Control in India Chairman Anurag Thakur said the display by the Indian cricketers was done with “the intent to thank all the mothers for their efforts and sacrifices.”