Cricket is the most popular game in India. If i say that cricket is like a religion in this country then it would not be a hyperbole.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is a national governing body for the development of cricket in India. The “BCCI” was established in December 1928 as a 'Society' registered under the Tamil Nadu Society Registration Act.
The BCCI has its own constitution which envisages the rules regarding the smooth functioning of the board along with rules and guidelines for players and administrators.
The BCCI logo is derived from the emblem of the “Order of the Star of India”; the British Raj emblem during the colonial period. Order of the Star of India award was started in 1861 by the Queen Victoria to please their loyal princes and kings of India during the 1857 war.
If you look carefully, you will notice that there are three stars above the BCCI Logo on the Jersey of the Indian cricketers.
As we know that every incident has a reason so is the case with the three stars above the BCCI Logo.
Famous sport accessories making company ‘Nike’ introduced these three stars on the jersey of Indian cricketers after Indian victory in 2011 World Cup.
‘Nike’ is the official kit sponsor of Indian Cricket team and which provides uniform to Indian cricket team for a match as well as practice session. Official kit sponsorship rights have been awarded to Nike for ₹370 crore for 5 years from 2016 to 2020.
The basic reason behind the display of three stars on cricketer’s jersey to represent India’s three world cup wins till date.
As we know that Indian team won first world cup in 1983 by defeating West Indies in the final match. Indian team won this cup under the captainship of the great all rounder Kapil Dev.
The second world cup victory came in 2007 when Indian team won the inaugural T20 world cup.
Last but not the least; who can forget that six of M.S. Dhoni in the Wankhede Stadium in 2011. This was the third world cup of Indian Cricket Team.
It is worth to mention that Australian cricket team has won 5 world cups so far that is the reason that the logo of Australian Cricket Team has 5 stars on its logo.
So we hope that after reading this article you must understood the reason behind the three stars above the Logo of BCCI on Indian cricketer’s jersey.