The kit (jersey) of a team representing the country in any sport is very important and the responsibility of designing it is also given to experienced designers. However, the kit for the Scotland cricket team, participating in the ICC T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, was not designed by a famous and experienced designer. Instead, it was designed by a 12-year-old girl, Rebecca Downie.
Taking to Twitter, Cricket Scotland announced that the brains behind the squad’s dark-purple kit was Downie, who hails from Haddington, a town in East Lothian, Scotland.
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
“She was following our first game on TV, proudly sporting the shirt she designed herself,” Cricket Scotland said. “Thank you again, Rebecca!”
Scotland chose her design from over 200 entries submitted by schoolchildren across the country. Downie, who hails from Haddington, presented the team with the new kit before they left for the World Cup. The 12-year-old and her family were special guests in the match against Zimbabwe in Edinburgh where she met the players.
Scottish skipper Kyle Coetzer said the team was “really proud” of the design. “It was great to meet Rebecca and her family recently and see her wearing the new shirt. The team is really proud of the design and we are planning to go out there and do it justice with our performances in the World Cup. We hope that the fans will enjoy the new design and wear them proudly as they support us from back home,” he said.
The T20 Men’s World Cup — the biggest event being held by the ICC since the pandemic — is underway in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. It kicked off on October 17, 2021, and will conclude on November 14, 2021.